levator scapulae muscle

(redirected from musculus levator scapulae)

le·va·tor scap·u·lae mus·cle

(le-vā'tŏr skap'yū-lē mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, from posterior tubercles of transverse processes of four upper cervical vertebrae; insertion, into superior angle of scapula; action, raises the scapula; nerve supply, dorsal scapular nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus levator scapulae [TA] , elevator muscle of scapula.
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