Digastric Muscle: Definition, Function & Innervation Video


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Where in the body does the anterior belly of the digastric muscle originate?

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1. What nerve innervates the anterior belly of the digastric muscle?

2. What nerve innervates the posterior belly of the digastric muscle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On what bone is the mastoid process located? This quiz and worksheet will verify your ability to answer this question and others related to the digastric muscle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • The anterior belly of the digastric muscle
  • Nerve that innervates the anterior and posterior belly of this muscle
  • The function of the digastric nerve
  • Where the mastoid process is located

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the digastric muscle
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the nerve that innervates the posterior belly of the digastric muscle and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the digastric nerve

Additional Learning

Delve further into this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Digastric Muscle: Definition, Function & Innervation. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • An overview of the digastric muscle
  • How this muscle got its name
  • The primary functions of the digastric muscle
  • How substances travel down the throat