mylohyoid muscle

(redirected from Mylohyoideus muscle)

my·lo·hy·oid mus·cle

(mī'lō-hī'oyd mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, mylohyoid line of mandible; insertion, upper border of hyoid bone and raphe separating muscle from its fellow; action, elevates floor of mouth and the tongue, depresses jaw when hyoid is fixed; nerve supply, nerve to mylohyoid from mandibular division of trigeminal.
Synonym(s): musculus mylohyoideus [TA] .

mylohyoid muscle

Neck muscle. Origin: mylohyoid line of mandible. Insertion: hyoid bone, mylohyoid raphe. Nerve: trigeminal (CN V). Action: elevates hyoid and larynx, lowers jaw.
See also: muscle
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However, a dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve, whose mandibular branch innervates the mylohyoideus muscles, (5) or a dysfunction of the hypoglossal nerve which innervates, among others, the cricohyoideus, ceratoglossus muscle, and hypoglossus muscles (5) were considered in the differential diagnosis.