Muscles of the neck. Lateral view. (Thyrohyoideus labeled center-left.)
Muscles of the neck. Anterior view. (Thyrohyoideus visible center-left.)
|Origin||Thyroid cartilage of larynx|
|Artery||Superior thyroid artery|
|Nerve||First cervical nerve (C1) via hypoglossal nerve|
|Actions||Elevates thyroid and depresses the hyoid bone|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
It is innervated by thyrohyoid branch of C1 nerve. This nerve branches from the first cervical nerve as it joins the hypoglossal nerve (12th Cranial Nerve) for a short distance. This is the only exception in the infrahyoid muscles, or strap muscles, that is not innervated by ansa cervicalis.
- Netter, Frank H. (2018). Atlas of Human Anatomy. Elsevier. pp. Table 2.9. ISBN 9780323393218.
- Anatomy photo:25:03-0106 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Anatomy photo:25:10-0105 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- "Anatomy diagram: 25420.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2015-02-26.