sternohyoid muscle

(redirected from Sternohyoidei)

ster·no·hy·oid mus·cle

(stĕr'nō-hī'oyd mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, posterior surface of manubrium sterni and first costal cartilage; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid bone; nerve supply, upper cervical through spinal nerves (ansa cervicalis).
Synonym(s): musculus sternohyoideus [TA] .
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It contains the origins of the Sternohyoidei and Sternothyreoidei and the lower ends of the Longi colli; the aortic arch; the innominate artery and the thoracic portions of the left common carotid and the left subclavian arteries; the innominate veins and the upper half of the superior vena cava; the left highest intercostal vein; the vagus, cardiac, phrenic, and left recurrent nerves; the trachea, esophagus, and thoracic duct; the remains of the thymus and some lymph glands.