Monday, 29 April 2019

Zygomaticus major muscle : Parts of the body

                                               A to Z 2019

The zygomatics major is a muscle of the human body. It is a muscle of facial expression 

which draws the angle of the mouth superiorly and posteriorly to allow one to smile. Like 

all muscles of facial expression, the zygomatic  major is innervated by the facial nerve.

The Zygomatics extends from each zygomatic arch (cheekbone) to the corners of the 

mouth. It raises the corners of the mouth when a person smiles. Usually a single unit, 

dimples are caused by variations in form. It is thought that dimples are caused by bifid 

zygomaticus major muscle.

                       Does it take more muscles to smile or to frown?

Some claim that it takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile while others says it takes 26 

to smile and 62 to frown. And some naysayers claim it is the opposite. Dont get into the 

rigmarole of the number of muscles. SMILE, SMILE, SMILE.......Smile is the best exercise. 

It increases your face value.

                                Image result for smile

And with a big Smile and a bigger thanks to all my readers , I draw curtains on the finale 

of A to Z challenge. I was not sure of signing up for the Challenge in the first place. 

Seeing the number of co-bloggers sign up with their various interesting themes, I had 

second thoughts. But I dived and signed up . After signing up, I was not sure to reach the 

finishing line and now I did it. A big thanks once again, readers.

Information courtesy Google

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                           I am participating in the A to Z Challenge. 

Day 3.Chin & Cheeks                         Day 4. Dimples 
Day 5. Eye                                        Day 6. Feet
Day 7 . Gums/Gingiva                       Day 8. Hair 
Day 9. Intestine                                Day 10. Jaws                                   

Day 11. Kidneys                                Day 12. Lungs

Day 13. Mouth                                  Day 14. Nails 

Day 15. Ovary                                      Day 16. Pituitary-gland

Day 17.  Quadriceps                             Day 18.  Ribs                        

Day 19. Spleen                                  Day 20. Trachea

Day 21. Uterus                                  Day 22. Vertebral Column

Day 23.  Waist                                   Day 24. Xiphoid-process 

Day 25. Yolk-sac



  2. A perfect muscle to leave us with a smile on our face at the end of the challenge! I've learned a lot, thank you.

    My final Children's Story - for now!

  3. Good to know about Zygomaticus. Congratulations for the finish. A to Z participant Narayana Rao Zero-Based Productivity Management

  4. Such an interesting muscle. It helps us smile. Congrats on completing the challenge, Kalpana.

  5. What a beautiful way to end this challenge. Leaving us with a muscle that makes one smile. I came across your posts through this challenge and I am so glad to have connected with you. Your posts have always been so full of information, refreshing a few memories of my Biology classes in school. Congratulations on successfully completing the challenge and I hope to read more of your work in the future soon.

  6. Congratulations for participating in the AtoZChallenge and continuing all the way to "Z", with all your body parts intact. I will keep smiling!
    Z is for Zulu Warrior in Belgium?

    1. Thanks Gail M B for reading the last post of the AtoZ Challenge. keep smiling.

  7. After posting the Z posy, my zygomatics major went into some major action :D A great series, Kalpana. Thanks for adding value to our knowledge and info about our body. Congratulations for acing this year's AtoZ!!


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