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The following facial muscles are innervated by cranial nerve VII (facial nerve):

- orbicularis oris (closes lips)

- caninus (snarling in a dog)

- levator nasolabialis (lifts nose and upper lip)

- levator labii superioris (lifts upper lip)

- depressor labii inferioris (depresses lower lip)

- caudal belly of the digastricus (opens jaw)

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Levator palpebrae superioris which is innervated by the oculomotor nerve. This muscle elevates the upper eyelids and opens the eye.

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Most are innervated by CN 7 (facial nerve). IF you include eye movements, you must add CN's III (oculomotor) IV (Trochlear) and VI (abducens)

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