sternothyroideus

ster·no·thy·roid (mus·cle)

[TA]
infrahyoid (strap) muscle of anterior neck; origin, posterior surface of manubrium of sternum and first or second costal cartilage; insertion, oblique line of thyroid cartilage; action, depresses larynx; nerve supply, upper cervical via spinal nerves (ansa cervicalis).
Synonym(s): musculus sternothyroideus [TA]

sternothyroideus

[stur′nōthīroi′de·əs]
Etymology: Gk, sternon + thyreos, shield, eidos, form
one of the four infrahyoid muscles. It acts to depress the thyroid cartilage. Also called sternothyroid muscle. Compare sternohyoideus.
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The canine thyroid is a dark red, elongated structure that is attached to the fascia along the ventrolateral surfaces of the proximal trachea, ventrally covered by the sternocephalicus and sternohyoideus muscles, and laterally covered by the sternothyroideus muscle.
Sternothyroideus myotomy, staphylotomy, and oral caudal soft palate photothermoplasty for treatment of dorsal displacement of the soft palate in 102 Thoroughbred Racehorses.
Subcutaneous tissues were dissected to reveal the paired sternothyroideus muscles, the separation of which was prevented by adhesion at the site of the tracheal deformity.
8) observed a gradual increase in these parameters up to 60th day postoperatively following cervical oesophagoplasty using sternothyroideus pedicle graft and gastric seromuscular autogenous graft in dogs.
23 % was reported at the grafted site by 60th day following cervical oesophagoplasty using viable substitutes like split sternothyroideus pedicle graft (8) and gastric seromuscular autogenous graft (7) in dogs.