Geniohyoid muscle - Musculus geniohyoideus

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The geniohyoid muscle is a fusiform muscle that extends from the intermandibular articulation parallel to the midventral line, to the basihyoid bone.

Origin: intermandibular articulation

Insertion: basihyoid bone

Action: draw the hyoid apparatus cranially as during swallowing and to maintain a patent airway

Nerve: hypoglossal nerve

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
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