rectus capitis posterior major (muscle)

(redirected from musculus rectus capitis posterior major)

rec·tus ca·pi·tis pos·te·ri·or ma·jor (mus·cle)

muscle of suboccipital triangle; origin, spinous process of axis; insertion, middle of inferior nuchal line of occipital bone; action, rotates and draws head backward; nerve supply, dorsal branch of first cervical (suboccipital).
See also: suboccipital muscles.
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