rectus capitis posterior minor muscle


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rec·tus cap·i·tis pos·te·ri·or mi·nor mus·cle

(rek'tŭs kap'i-tis pos-tē'rē-ŏr mī'nŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, from posterior tubercle of atlas; insertion, medial third of inferior nuchal line of occipital bone; action, rotates head and draws it backward; nerve supply, dorsal branch of first cervical (suboccipital).
Synonym(s): smaller posterior rectus muscle of head.
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Association of cross-sectional area of the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle with active trigger points in chronic tension-type headache: a pilot study.
Anatomic relation between the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle and the dura mater.
Patterns of attachment of the myodural bridge by the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle.
A proposed etiology of cervicogenic headache: the neurophysiologic basis and anatomic relationship between the dura mater and the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle.
Letter to Editor; response to Anatomic relation between the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle and the dura mater.