Temporal muscle (temporalis)

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Saturday 5 July 2008 with 0 comments



a. location: entire temporal fossa.

b. origin (4):

-narrow strip of parietal bone

-greater part of temporal squama

-temporal surface of frontal bone

-temporal surface of the great wing of the sphenoid bone

c. insertion (3):

-lateral and medial aspects of the coronoid process

-ramus (anterior/medial surface)

-retromolar pad

d. actions (2): elevation and retraction of jaw

Category: Anatomy Notes

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