sternohyoid muscle


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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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Then the paired sternohyoid muscles were bluntly separated and the oesophagus was exteriorized.
Although the direction of this aberrant muscle was similar to that of sternocleidomastoid, it was not considered as separated fibres of sternocleidomastoid as its origin was positioned in a deeper plane sandwiched between the sternohyoid and sternothyroid muscles; and like sternothyroid & sternohyoid muscles, it was taking origin from the posterior aspect of the manubrium of sternum unlike the sternocleidomastoid (from the anterior aspect of manubrium of sternum).