rotatores muscles

(redirected from musculi rotatores)

ro·ta·to·res mus·cles

(rō'tă-tō'rēz mŭs'ĕlz)
Deepest of the three layers of transversospinalis muscles, chiefly developed in the thoracic region; they arise from the transverse process of one vertebra and are inserted into the root of the spinous process of the next two or three vertebrae above; action, traditionally described as a column, it is more likely that these muscles, provided with a very high density of muscle spindles, are organs of proprioception; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of the spinal nerves.
Synonym(s): musculi rotatores [TA] .
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