greater occipital nerve


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great·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

[TA]
medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the second cervical nerve; sends branches to the semispinalis capitis and multifidus cervicis, but is mainly sensory, supplying the back part of the scalp, meningeal branches to the posterior cranial fossa, and pain and proprioceptive branches to the first cervical nerve for the suboccipital muscles.
Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis major [TA]

great·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

(grā'tĕr ok-sip'i-tăl nĕrv) [TA]
Medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the second cervical nerve; sends branches to the semispinalis capitis and multifidus cervicis, but is mainly sensory, supplying the back part of the scalp, meningeal branches to the posterior cranial fossa, and pain and proprioceptive branches to the first cervical nerve for the suboccipital muscles.

greater occipital nerve

A prominent sensory component of the dorsal ramus of spinal nerve C2. It leaves the spinal canal between the first and second vertebrae and runs up the back of the neck to innervate the skin over the occipital bone of the skull.
Synonym: occipital nerve
See also: nerve

great·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

(grā'tĕr ok-sip'i-tăl nĕrv) [TA]
Medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the second cervical nerve; sends branches to the semispinalis capitis and multifidus cervicis but is mainly sensory, supplying back part of scalp, meningeal branches to the posterior cranial fossa, and pain and proprioceptive branches to first cervical nerve for the suboccipital muscles.
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