sternocleidomastoid

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sternocleidomastoid

 [ster″no-kli″do-mas´toid]
pertaining to the sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process.

ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid

(ster'nō-klī'dō-mas'toyd),
Relating to sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process.

sternocleidomastoid

/ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid/ (-kli″do-mas´toid) pertaining to the sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process.

sternocleidomastoid

(stûr′nō-klī′də-măs′toid)
n.
Either of two muscles of the neck that serve to flex the neck and rotate the head.

sternocleidomastoid

[-klī′dōmas′toid]
Etymology: Gk, sternon, chest, kleis, key, mastos, breast, eidos, form
a muscle of the neck that is attached to the mastoid process of the temporal bone and to the superior nuchal line and by separate heads to the sternum and clavicle. They function together to flex the head. Also called sternomastoid.

ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid

(stĕr'nō-klī'dō-mas'toyd)
Relating to sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process.

ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid

(stĕr'nō-klī'dō-mas'toyd)
Relating to sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process.
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All subjects underwent testing (1) with two types of stimuli and (2) with and without sternocleidomastoid muscle contraction monitoring.
Sternocleidomastoid muscle contraction was encouraged in all subjects.
The purpose of our study was to determine the reliability and specificity of VEMP vis a vis 4 variables: primary waveform (P13 and N23), type of stimulus (500-Hz tone and click), sternocleidomastoid muscle contraction monitoring (with and without), and the timing of the testing session (initial test and retest).

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