Name = PAGENAME
Latin = musculi suprahyoidei
GraySubject = 112
GrayPage = 391
Caption = Muscles of the neck. Anterior view.
Hyoid boneis white horizontal line near top. Infrahyoid musclesare below hyoid, while Suprahyoid muscles are labeled above.
DorlandsPre = m_22
DorlandsSuf = 12551034
The term suprahyoid refers to the region above (superior to) the
hyoidbone in the neck. The suprahyoid muscles include digastric, stylohyoid, geniohyoid, and mylohyoid.
These four muscles have different actions, but in general assist in elevating the
hyoid boneand widening the pharynxduring swallowing.
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