obliquus capitis superior muscle


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ob·li·quus ca·pi·tis su·pe·ri·or mus·cle

(ōb-lī'kwŭs kap'i-tis sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Suboccipital muscle; origin, transverse process of atlas; insertion, lateral third of inferior nuchal line; action, rotates head; nerve supply, suboccipital.
Synonym(s): musculus obliquus capitis superior, superior oblique muscle of head.