geniohyoid


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Related to geniohyoid: mylohyoid, stylohyoid, sternothyroid, thyrohyoid

ge·ni·o·hy·oid (mus·cle)

[TA]
one of the suprahyoid muscles of the neck; origin, mental spine of mandible; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, draws hyoid forward, or depresses jaw when hyoid is fixed; nerve supply, fibers from ventral primary rami of first and second cervical spinal nerves conveyed by the hypoglossal nerve.

geniohyoid

(jē′nē-ō-hī′oid′)
n.
A muscle that connects the mandible to the hyoid bone and draws the hyoid bone forward or depresses the jaw when the hyoid bone is fixed.
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An external incision was made between the mentum and the hyoid bone, and a pocket deep to the geniohyoid muscle was entered, yielding 40 ml of foul-smelling liquefied blood clot.
The muscles of mouth closure--the masticatory muscles: temporalis, masseter, and medial pterygoid--exert a power 10 times greater than the power of the mouth-opening muscles (lateral pterygoid, digastric, mylohyoid, and geniohyoid muscles).
In the middle of the mouth, it attaches to the geniohyoid and mylohyoid muscles at the base of the mouth (see diagram).
Rarely, ranulas can dissect across the midline between the mylohyoid and geniohyoid muscles to present as a bilateral mass (Figure 9).