Suprahyoid muscles

Suprahyoid muscles

The term suprahyoid refers to the region above (superior to) the hyoid bone in the neck. The suprahyoid muscles include digastric, stylohyoid, geniohyoid, and mylohyoid.

Function

These four muscles have different actions, but in general assist in elevating the hyoid bone and widening the pharynx during swallowing.

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