Origin: Fascia of superior portions of pectoralis major and deltoideus

Insertion: Inferior mandible at symphysis, Skin of lower face

Action: Wrinkle neck skin, depress corners of mouth, depress mandible


Greek etymology guess:

πλατύς (platys)= wide -> Platysma


2 responses to “Platysma

  1. I was interested in using your picture of the platysma muscle for my website. How can we work something out?

    • We do not own the image and are using it under fair use law for educational purposes. If you own the image and request a take down, please say so.

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