sternocleidomastoid muscle

sternocleidomastoid muscle

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musculus sternocleidomastoideus.

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  • Sternocleidomastoid muscle — Muscle infobox Name = Sternocleidomastoid Latin = musculus sternocleidomastoideus GraySubject = 111 GrayPage = 390 Caption = The triangles of the neck. (Anterior triangles to the left; posterior triangles to the right.) Caption2 = Muscles of the… …   Wikipedia

  • sternocleidomastoid muscle — noun one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head • Syn: ↑sternocleidomastoid,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sternocleidomastoid muscle — noun A paired muscle in the superficial layers of the anterior portion of the neck, acting to flex and rotate the head. Syn: sternomastoid …   Wiktionary

  • sternocleidomastoid muscle — see sternomastoid muscle …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sternocleidomastoid — noun one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head • Syn: ↑sternocleidomastoid muscle,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sternocleidomastoid — 1. adjective Relating to or involving the sternum, the clavicle and the mastoid process. 2. noun The sternocleidomastoid muscle …   Wiktionary

  • sternocleidomastoid vein — noun drains the sternocleidomastoid muscle; empties into the internal jugular vein • Syn: ↑vena sternocleidomastoidea • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muscle — is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart… …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …   Universalium

  • Muscle — For other uses of Muscle , see Muscle (disambiguation). A top down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin …   Wikipedia

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