omohyoid muscle


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o·mo·hy·oid mus·cle

(ō'mō-hī'oyd mŭs'ĕl)
Formed of two bellies attached to intermediate tendon; origin, by inferior belly from upper border of scapula between superior angle and notch; insertion, by superior belly into hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid; nerve supply, upper cervical spinal nerves through ansa cervicalis.
Synonym(s): musculus omohyoideus [TA] .

o·mo·hy·oid mus·cle

(ō'mō-hī'oyd mŭs'ĕl)
Formed of two bellies attached to intermediate tendon; origin, by inferior belly from upper border of scapula between superior angle and notch; insertion, by superior belly into hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid; nerve supply, upper cervical spinal nerves through ansa cervicalis.
Synonym(s): musculus omohyoideus [TA] .
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It is essential to know these possible variations because the omohyoid muscle is a reliable landmark in the supraclavicular region.
Hypertrophied omohyoid muscle can cause brachial plexus irritation22; omohyoid syndrome in which swelling appears when the throat ascends and subsides with its descent in unison with omohyoid prominence.
The double omohyoid muscle in humans: Report of one case and review of the literature.
A study of anatomical variability of the omohyoid muscle and its clinical relevance.
About a case of absence of the superior belly of the omohyoid muscle.
An unusual variation of the omohyoid muscle and review of literature.