Masseter

Masseter

The muscle highlighted is the masseter. This muscle is one of the muscles of mastication. The muscles of mastication include:
  • Masseter
  • Temporalis
  • Medial pterygoid
  • Lateral pterygoid
The masseter is rectangular in shape and consists of a superficial part and a deep part. Origin: zygomatic arch and maxillary process of the zygomatic bone Insertion: lateral surface of ramus of mandible Innervation: masseteric nerve – a branch of the mandibular nerve (V3) Blood supply: masseteric artery To learn more about the muscles of mastication, check out this tutorial!
Masseter