|Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Procerus visible at upper left, at top of nose.)|
|Latin||musculus procerus, pyramidalis nasi, depressor glabellae|
|Gray's||subject #107 382|
|Origin:||From fascia over the lower of the nasal bone|
|Insertion:||Into the skin of the lower part of the forehead between the eyebrows|
|Nerve:||Zygomatic branch of the facial nerve|
|Action:||Draws down the medial angle of the eyebrow giving expressions of frowning|
Origin and insertion
It helps to pull that part of the skin between the eyebrows downwards, which assists in flaring the nostrils.
It can also contribute to an expression of anger.
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