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thyrohyoid branch of ansa cervicalis


Definition: derived from the cervical plexus, it contains fibers of the first and second cervical nerves that have accompanied the hypoglossal nerve to the suprahyoid region, then branch from it to reach the thyrohyoid muscle.

Synonym(s): ramus thyrohyoideus ansae cervicalisTA, nerve to thyrohyoid muscle

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