Mylohyoid

Term Category: Anatomy

The Mylohyoid muscle, also called the diaphragma oris, is a paired muscle that elevates the hyoid bone and the tongue for swallowing and speech. If the hyoid bone is stabilized by other muscles it can also depress the mandible. The mylohyoid originates from the mylohyoid line of the mandible and inserts into the body of the hyoid bone.

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