Temporalis Muscle

Temporalis Muscle The structure indicated is the temporalis muscle. This muscle is one of the muscles of mastication. The muscles of mastication include: Masseter Temporalis Medial pterygoid Lateral pterygoid The temporalis muscle is a large fan-shaped muscle which lies in the temporal fossa above the zygomatic arch. Origin: temporal line of parietal bone. Temporal surface of sphenoid bone Insertion: coronoid process of mandible and ramus of mandible Innervation: mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V) Action: Elevation of the mandible and retraction of the mandible (via posterior horizontal fibres) To learn more about the muscles of mastication, check out …

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