buccinator muscle

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Related to buccinator muscle: Mentalis muscle, Masseter muscle, risorius muscle
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Noun1.buccinator muscle - a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth
facial muscle - any of the skeletal muscles of the face
cheek - either side of the face below the eyes
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Cheek Strengthening the 5 series of 15 buccinator muscle seconds 3 to 7 series of 10 movements in Tongue Adapt tongue the rhythm of one ISOTONIC mobility second, with interval of 10 seconds between Cheek Working the the series.
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.