|thyrohyoid muscle||medical dictionary|
<anatomy> Apparently a continuation of the sternothyroid; origin, oblique line of thyroid cartilage; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, approximates hyoid bone to the larynx; nerve supply, upper cervical spinal nerves carried by hypoglossal.
Synonyms: musculus thyrohyoideus.
(05 Mar 2000)
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