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The thin, flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek.

[Latin buccinātor, trumpeter (from its being the chief muscle used in blowing), from buccinātus, past participle of buccināre, to blow a horn, from būcina, buccina, horn, trumpet; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]


(Anatomy) a thin muscle that compresses the cheeks and holds them against the teeth during chewing, etc
[C17: from Latin, from buccināre to sound the trumpet, from buccina trumpet]


(ˈbʌk səˌneɪ tər)

a thin, flat muscle of the cheek region, the action of which contracts and compresses the cheek.
[1665–75; < New Latin; Latin buccinātor, būcinātor trumpeter]
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The applicability of the protocol was made through the anatomo-functional observation of the static structures (maxilla, mandible, TMJ and dental arches) and dynamic structures (masseter, buccinator, and mentual muscles, lips and tongue) of the stomatognathic system, palpation, counter-resistance using wooden spatula, verbal commands of mobility (opening, closure, protrusion, retraction, lateralization and vibration) and facial measurement using a 150mm plastic caliper/ 6 in.
Salivary gland choristoma in the buccinator muscle: A case report and literature review.
The orbicularis oculi, corrugator supercilii, platysma, mentalis, and buccinator are the most preferred muscles for injection (4).
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The artery is superficial to the mandible, buccinator muscle, and levator anguli oris muscle.
But in our present case, an intrinsic weakness in buccinator muscle coupled with tear in mucous membrane might be responsible for the condition.
Blunt dissection was performed with caution through the buccinator muscle.
After local anaesthesia, a horizontal incision was made in the free gingiva for a distance of approximately 2 cm over the zygomatic buttress extending through the mucosa, submucosa, and any buccinator muscle fibers (Figure-2A).
The probe tip was placed on the cheek ~10-15 mm lateral to the lip angle, avoiding natural creases in the skin when the underlying muscles (risorius, buccinator, platysma) contracted (Figure 1(d)).
The weight of the buccinator muscles is no longer opposed, by the mass of the tongue, and thus unequal forces are created, which place constrictive forces on the palate.
Next is the buccinator, a smaller muscle that puffs out the cheek (Fig 1), then the masseter is superimposed, a large muscle used for grinding, the one that bulges when the movie hero, ready to spring into action, clenches his jaw.
It is smaller than the carpometacarpus of the swans Cygnus buccinator and C.