Upper Lip

The upper lip covers the anterior surface of the body of the maxilla.

Its upper half is of usual skin color and has a depression at its center, directly under the nasal septum, called the philtrum, which is Latin for lower nose, while its lower half is a markedly different, red-colored skin tone more similar to the color of the inside of the mouth, and the term vermillion refers to the colored portion of either the upper or lower lip.

It is raised by the Levator labii superioris and is connected to the lower lip by the thin lining of the lip itself, which can be seen by opening your mouth wide in front of a mirror.

Thinning of the vermilion of the upper lip and flattening of the philtrum are two of the facial characteristics of Fetal alcohol syndrome, a lifelong disability caused by the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy.

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Place Of Articulation - Place of Articulation (active)
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Monroe Piercing
... A Monroe piercing is a lip piercing placed off-center, above the upper lip on the left hand side and is meant to resemble Marilyn Monroe's beauty spot ... and Monroe style piercings worn on either side of the upper lip ... The lip can often swell considerably after the piercing and will need both facial and oral aftercare to keep both sides of the jewelry clean at all times ...
Stiff Upper Lip World Tour
... The Stiff Upper Lip World Tour was a concert tour by AC/DC in support of their first album made in the 21st century, Stiff Upper Lip ... The stage show featured the Angus statue on the cover of Stiff Upper Lip, AC/DC nicknamed him "Junior" ... The 14 June Munich, Germany show was filmed for Stiff Upper Lip Live ...
Stiff Upper Lip Live
... Stiff Upper Lip Live is a DVD made by Australian hard rock band AC/DC during their Stiff Upper Lip World Tour, which was supporting their album ...

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