Sternocephalic muscle - Musculus sternocephalicus

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of the neck > Sternocephalic muscle

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Origin: It arises as a unit on the manubrium sterni.

Insertion: Mastoid part of the temporal bone and to the dorsal nuchal line of the occipital bone.

Action: To draw the head and neck to one side.

Nerve: Ventral branches of the cervical nerves and branches of the accessory nerve.


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