Ala of nose
|Ala of nose|
|Cartilages of the nose, seen from side (ala of the nose visible but not labeled)|
|Gray's||subject #223 992|
The ala of the nose (wing of the nose) is the lateral surface of the external nose, cartilagenous in makeup, and flares out to form a rounded eminence around the nostril. It is elevated by the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle and receives sensory innervation by the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve.1
- Cruveilhier, Jean (1844). The Anatomy of the Human Body. Harper & Brothers. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
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