from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process of the temporal bone.
- A small muscular branch of the occipital artery which supplies the sternoclidomastoid.
- The entire sternoclidomastoid, without distinction.
- noun The sternomastoid muscle.
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- adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process.
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- adjective anatomy Of or pertaining to the
sternumand the mastoid process
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· Compress the base of the neck to dilate the vein which crosses the sternomastoid muscle.
The Sternocleidomastoid Artery (a. sternocleidomastoidea; sternomastoid artery) generally arises from the occipital close to its commencement, but sometimes springs directly from the external carotid.
The Sternocleidomastoid Branch (ramus sternocleidomastoideus; sternomastoid branch) runs downward and lateralward across the sheath of the common carotid artery, and supplies the Sternocleidomastoideus and neighboring muscles and integument; it frequently arises as a separate branch from the external carotid.
Gaseous emphysema and pus formation urgently demand early external drainage, preferably behind the sternomastoid.
Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
Muirhead cites an instance in which a firm, broad strip of cartilage resembling sternomastoid extended from below the left ear to the left upper corner of the sternum, being entirely separate from the jaw.
The sternomastoid muscle bulged at the angle of the jaw, and was flaccid, and his ` ` Adam's apple '' was on a level with the chin.
Muirhead 6.256 cites an instance in which a firm, broad strip of cartilage resembling sternomastoid extended from below the left ear to the left upper corner of the sternum, being entirely separate from the jaw.
The sternomastoid muscle bulged at the angle of the jaw, and was flaccid, and his "Adam's apple" was on a level with the chin.
The sternocleidomastoids (SCM) -- one on each side of the neck -- are paired muscles, composed of the sternomastoid component that runs from the sternum to the mastoid process of the skull, immediately behind and below the ear, and the cleidomastoid muscle that runs from the clavicle to the mastoid.
No limitation of movements of the joint affected. sternomastoid muscle. e.
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