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Suprahyoid muscles
Suprahyoid muscles.png
Muscles of the neck. Anterior view.
Hyoid bone is white horizontal line near top.
Infrahyoid muscles are below hyoid, while Suprahyoid muscles are labeled above.
Latin musculi suprahyoidei
Gray's subject #112 391
Origin
Insertion   
Artery
Nerve
Actions

The term suprahyoid refers to the region above (superior to) the hyoid bone in the neck. The suprahyoid muscles include digastric, stylohyoid, geniohyoid, and mylohyoid.

Function

These four muscles have different actions, but in general assist in elevating the hyoid bone and widening the esophagus during swallowing.

See also

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