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STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID

Sternocleidomastoid muscle

Origin of Sternocleidomastoid

Manubrium and medial portion of the clavicle.

Insertion of Sternocleidomastoid

Mastoid process of the temporal bone, superior nuchal line.

Muscle Action/Function of Sternocleidomastoid

Unilaterally; cervical rotation to opposite side, cervical lateral flexion to same sideBilaterally; cervical flexion, raises the sternum and assists in forced inhalation.

Arterial (Blood) Supply of Sternocleidomastoid

Occipital artery and the superior thyroid artery.
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Sternocleidomastoid Video

Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) Muscle
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