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All main topics / Medicine / Anatomy / Anatomy 6 (Skull), Anatomy 9 (scalp only)
what  movements does the buccinator control?
what does it serve?
what causes its paralysis?

• It controls the cheeks in blowing and sucking (an important muscle in the newborn).
• It serves to empty the gutter between the teeth and cheek during mastication.
• Paralysis of buccinator causes food to collect between the cheeks and teeth and an inability
to whistle.
• Note that the duct of the parotid gland pierces buccinator.
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Author: Peebls
Main topic: Medicine
Topic: Anatomy
Published: 23.03.2010




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