sternocleidomastoid muscle

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Noun1.sternocleidomastoid muscle - 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
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
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Common guide wire-related complications reported are entrapment of guide wire in the sternomastoid muscle and inferior vena cava filters.
Inflammatory focal myositis of the sternomastoid muscle: Is there an absolute indication for biopsy?
At the present, we investigate the fiber typing of the sternomastoid muscle (STN) in C57BL/10 adult (2 months old) mice (n=6).
When the patient swallowed, a transient swelling raised up on the neck over the junction of the upper two-thirds and the lower third of the sternomastoid muscle. The protruding of the mass coincided with the elevation of the throat, reaching its climax at the moment when the throat was uppermost.