Thyrohyoid muscle - Musculus thyrohyoideus [thyreo-]

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of the neck > Hyoid muscle > Thyrohyoid muscle



The thyrohyoid muscle is a short flat muscle from insertion of sternohyoid muscle to thyrohyoid bone.

Origin: lamina of the thyroid cartilage

Insertion: most caudal border of the thyrohyoid bone

Action: draw the hyoid apparatus caudally and dorsally

Nerve: hypoglossal nerve, and occasionally first cervical nerve

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke


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