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Medical Term:

auricularis superior (muscle)


facial muscle associated with the external ear; origin, galea aponeurotica; insertion, cartilage of auricle; action, draws pinna of ear upward and backward; nerve supply, facial. Considered by some to be the posterior part of the temporoparietal muscle.

Synonym(s): musculus auricularis superiorTA, attollens aurem, attollens auriculam, musculus attollens aurem, musculus attollens auriculam, superior auricular muscle

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