semispinalis capitis muscle

(redirected from musculus semispinalis capitis)

sem·i·spi·nal·is cap·i·tis mus·cle

(sem'ē-spī-nā'lis kap'i-tis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, transverse processes of five or six upper thoracic and articular processes of four lower cervical vertebrae; insertion, occipital bone between superior and inferior nuchal lines; action, rotates head and draws it backward; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of cervical spinal nerves.
Synonym(s): musculus semispinalis capitis [TA] .
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