rectus capitis lateralis muscle

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rec·tus cap·i·tis lat·e·ra·lis mus·cle

(rek'tŭs kap'i-tis lat'ĕr-ā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, transverse process of atlas; insertion, jugular process of occipital bone; action, inclines head to one side; nerve supply, ventral primary ramus of first cervical spinal nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus rectus capitis lateralis [TA] , lateral rectus muscle of the head.