longus capitis (muscle)
lon·gus ca·pi·tis (mus·cle)[TA]
prevertebral muscle of neck; 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, musculus rectus capitis anticus major
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