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Muscles of the Head - Chapter Summary
This helpful chapter outlines the muscles of the head, including the definition of the occipitalis muscle and the function and origin of the frontalis muscle. Feel free to review these lessons as many times as you need to in order to master these topics. If you have any difficulty with any of the topics or have any questions as you complete the chapter, reach out to one of our instructors for assistance. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Name the parts of and discuss innervation as it pertains to the orbicularis oculi muscle
- Discuss the definition of the corrugator supercilii muscle
- Define the levator palpebrae superioris muscle, and detail its anatomy and origin
- Outline the causes and treatment for cauliflower ear
- Explain the symptoms of auricular chondritis
- Describe the nerve and function of the stapedius muscle
- Provide a description for the stapedial myoclonus muscle
1. Occipitalis Muscle: Definition, Function & Action
The occipitalis muscle is a muscle located near the back of the skull. In this lesson, learn about the definition, function, and action of the occipitalis muscle.
2. Frontalis Muscle: Origin, Action & Nerve
The frontalis muscle is a muscle located at the forehead of the skull. In this lesson, learn about the origin, action, and nerve of the frontalis muscle.
3. What is the Frontalis Muscle? - Definition & Function
Have you ever been surprised or shocked? If you have, then you have almost certainly used your frontalis muscle. Learn all about the frontalis muscle, including its definition and function, in this lesson.
4. Orbicularis Oculi Muscle: Definition, Parts & Function
The orbicularis oculi muscle is a muscle that surrounds each of the eyes. In this lesson, learn about the definition, parts, and functions of the orbicularis muscle.
5. Orbicularis Oculi Muscle: Innervation, Origin & Insertion
The orbicularis oculi muscle is a very important muscle of the face and eyes. Read this lesson to learn about the specific location of this muscle as well as the nerve that supplies it with messages from the brain.
6. Corrugator Supercilii Muscle: Definition & Innervation
The corrugator supercilii muscle is a small muscle located in the area of each eyebrow. In this lesson, learn about the definition and innervation of the corrugator supercilii muscle.
7. Levator Palpebrae Superioris Muscle: Definition & Function
The levator palpebrae superioris muscle plays an important role in the upper eyelid. In this lesson, you can learn about the definition and function of this essential muscle.
8. Levator Palpebrae Superioris: Anatomy, Insertion & Action
Of all the senses in the human body, vision is definitely one of the most important. The levator palpebrae superioris muscle plays a huge role in the ability to see. Learn how and why by checking out this lesson!
9. Levator Palpebrae Superioris: Innervation & Origin
Want to learn all about the levator palpebrae superioris muscle of the upper eyelid, especially the innervation and origin of this muscle? Then just sit back, relax, and continue reading this lesson!
10. Stapedius Muscle: Reflex & Nerve
The stapedius is a tiny muscle located in the ear that has a very important role when you hear loud noises. Learn more about this role and this muscle's nerve by continuing to read the rest of this lesson!
11. Stapedius Muscle: Definition & Function
The stapedius muscle is a very small muscle located in the middle ear. In this lesson, learn about the definition and function of the stapedius muscle.
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Other chapters within the Muscles of the Body for Health Professionals course
- Muscles of the Mouth
- Muscles of the Tongue
- Muscles of the Neck
- Muscles of the Shoulder
- Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders
- Muscles of the Chest
- Muscles of the Abdomen
- Iliac Region Muscles
- Muscles of the Upper Arm
- Muscles of the Forearm
- Muscles of the Hand
- Muscles of the Back
- Muscles of the Pelvis
- Gluteal Muscles
- Muscles of the Thigh
- Muscles of the Leg
- Muscles of the Foot
- Tendonitis & Muscle Tears