Músculo milohioideo - Musculus mylohyoideus

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The mylohyoid muscle is a hyoid muscle included in the superficial muscles of the mandibular space, but due to its function, it may be seen as a lingual muscle. It forms a sling between the inner surface of the body of the mandible. Its fibers originate form the mylohoid line on the medial surface of the mandibular body and unite with those of the opposite side in the mindline of the mandibular space forming a median fibrous raphe.

Origin: mylohyoid line of mandible

Insertion: median raphe and basihyoid bone

Action: raise floor of the oral cavity

Nerve: mandibular nerve (branch of trigeminal nerve)

Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke

Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier


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