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Neck Muscles MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Neck Muscles
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RDF Unique Identifier
restrict to muscles of the neck as specified by MeSH definition: do not use for or include muscles of organs located in the neck, as the larynx (LARYNGEAL MUSCLES) or pharynx (PHARYNGEAL MUSCLES); /‌growth: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT; /‌embryol: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT if pertinent
Scope Note
The neck muscles consist of the platysma, splenius cervicis, sternocleidomastoid(eus), longus colli, the anterior, medius, and posterior scalenes, digastric(us), stylohyoid(eus), mylohyoid(eus), geniohyoid(eus), sternohyoid(eus), omohyoid(eus), sternothyroid(eus), and thyrohyoid(eus).
NLM Classification #
WE 708
Previous Indexing
Muscles (1966-1978)
Neck (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under MUSCLES 1979-90
History Note
91(79); was see under MUSCLES 1979-90
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Neck Muscles Preferred
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