Temporal muscle - Musculus temporalis

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of head > Temporal muscle

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Description

Origin: Parietal, temporal, frontal and occipital bones.

Insertion: Medial surface of the condyle of the mandible just ventral to its articular surface.

Action: Raises the mandible.

Nerve: Trigeminus.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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