longissimus cervicis muscle

lon·gis·si·mus cer·vi·cis mus·cle

(lon-jis'i-mŭs sĕr'vi-sis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, transverse processes of upper thoracic vertebrae; insertion, transverse processes of middle and upper cervical vertebrae; action, extends cervical vertebrae; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal nerves.
Synonym(s): musculus longissimus cervicis [TA] .
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