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Descriptions of Sternocleidomastoid

Sternocleidomastoid: 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
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Sternocleidomastoid

Sternocleidomastoid: The sternocleidomastoid muscle is one of the paired muscles of the neck. The sternocleidomastoid originates on the sternum and clavicle and inserts on the mastoid process of the temporal bone. The sternocleidomastoid flexes the head and neck and rotates the head. It is innervated by the ipsilateral accessory nerve.

Conditions that can afflict the sternocleidomastoid include whiplash, overuse injuries, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.

Closely Related Organs: Sternocleidomastoid

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Sternocleidomastoid

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Other Names: Sternocleidomastoid

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Sub Parts: Sternocleidomastoid

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Sternocleidomastoid

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