longus capitis muscle

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lon·gus ca·pi·tis mus·cle

(long'gŭs kap'i-tis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, anterior tubercles of transverse processes of third to sixth cervical vertebrae; insertion, basilar process of occipital bone; action, twists or flexes neck anteriorly; nerve supply, cervical plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus longus capitis [TA] , long muscle of head.
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