splenius cervicis (muscle)

(redirected from musculus splenius colli)

sple·ni·us cer·vi·cis (mus·cle)

flat superficial muscle of the posterior neck, distinguished from the splenius capitis primarily by its insertion onto the cervical vertebrae; origin, from supraspinous ligament and spinous processes of third to fifth thoracic vertebrae; insertion, posterior tubercles of transverse processes of first, second, and sometimes third cervical vertebrae; action, rotates and extends neck; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of fourth to eighth cervical spinal nerves.
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