Tibialis Posterior Muscle - Attachments, Actions & Innervation
Temporalis Muscle – Attachments, Actions & Innervation
The temporalis muscle is a broad and thin muscle of mastication located at the side of the head.
Attachments of Temporalis Muscle: Origin & Insertion
Origin: (proximal attachments):
Temporal lines, temporal fossa, and temporal fascia.
Insertion: (distal attachments):
Tip and medial surface of coronoid process of mandible.
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Actions of Temporalis Muscle on the mandible:
Elevates and retracts mandible at temporomandibular joint to close jaw.
Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:
Mandibular branch of trigemminal nerve (V).
Muscles of Mastication
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