Thyrohyoid muscle

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Thyrohyoid muscle
Muscles of the neck. Lateral view. (Thyrohyoideus labeled center-left.)
Muscles of the neck. Anterior view. (Thyrohyoideus visible center-left.)
Latin musculus thyrohyoideus
Gray's subject #112 394
Origin: thyroid cartilage
Insertion: hyoid bone
Nerve: first cervical nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12551152

The Thyrohyoid muscle is a small, quadrilateral muscle appearing like an upward continuation of the Sternothyreoideus. It belongs to the infrahyoid muscles group.

It arises from the oblique line on the lamina of the thyroid cartilage, and is inserted into the lower border of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone.

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