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sternocleidomastoid_muscle

Sternocleidomastoid muscle

In human anatomy, the sternocleidomastoid muscle /ˌstɜrnɵˌkliːdɵˈmæstɔɪd/, also known as sternomastoid and commonly abbreviated as SCM, is a paired muscle in the superficial layers of the anterior portion of the neck; it is one of the largest and most superficial cervical muscles.

The sternocleidomastoid is innervated by the ipsilateral accessory nerve. It supplies only motor fibres. The cervical plexus supplies sensation, including proprioception, via the ventral primary rami of C2 and C3.

sternocleidomastoid_muscle.txt · Last modified: 2014/10/07 12:15 (external edit)