anterior belly of digastric muscle

an·te·ri·or bel·ly of di·gas·tric mus·cle

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the portion of the digastric muscle that extends anteriorly from the intermediate tendon, attaches to the posterior aspect of the mandible, and is innervated by the nerve from the mandibular nerve [CN (V3)].
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Anterior belly of digastric muscle was cut and the mass was completely removed in toto.
Although the MHN is generally considered to be a motor nerve, it has a sensory component that continues beyond the mylohyoid muscle and anterior belly of digastric muscle, by way of cutaneous branches (Frommer et al.

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