buccinator muscle

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Related to buccinator muscle: Mentalis muscle, Masseter muscle, risorius muscle
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Synonyms for buccinator muscle

a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth

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Passes through the buccinator muscle at a level opposite the second molar, causing slight retraction of the mucusa and the submucosal fat
Located just anterior to the parotid duct along the buccinator muscle
Mucosa covering the inner surface of the buccinator muscle
5,1,12] Other episodes have been attributed to anatomic abnormalities, including a patulous Stensen's duct, [4] masseter muscle hypertrophy, [5] and buccinator muscle weakness.
12] The buccinator muscle further acts to compress the duct during contraction.