Temporalis Muscle - Attachments, Actions & Innervation
Masseter Muscle – Attachments, Actions & Innervation
Attachments of Masseter Muscle: Origin & Insertion
Origin: (proximal attachments):
Zygomatic arch (medial surface and inferior border).
Insertion: (distal attachments):
Lateral surface of angle and ramus of mandible.
Actions of Masseter Muscle on the mandible:
Elevates and protracts (protrudes) mandible to close jaw.
Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:
Mandibular branch of trigemminal nerve (V).