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Sternothyroid Muscle: The sternothyroid muscle is one muscle of the infrahyoids, a group of paired muscles of the anterior neck located below the hyoid bone. The sternothyroid muscle originates on the sternum and inserts on the thyroid cartilage. The sternothyroid muscle is involved in swallowing and speaking by pulling down the thyroid cartilage.
Conditions that can afflict the sternothyroid muscle include overuse injuries, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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