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The Depressor Anguli Oris is a muscle of facial expression of the mouth. The muscles of facial expression of the mouth are:
- Levator Labii Superioris Alaeque Nasi (also a muscle of fascial expression of the nose)
- Levator Labii Superioris
- Zygomaticus Minor
- Zygomaticus Major
- Levator Anguli Oris
- Depressor Anguli Oris
- Depressor Labii Inferioris
- Orbicularis Oris
- Mandible to the angle/corner of the mouth.
- Depresses the angle/corner of the mouth.
- Draws laterally the angle/corner of the mouth.
NOTE: Contraction of the depressor anguli oris contributes to the facial expressions of sadness/melancholy and uncertainty/doubt.