rectus capitis posterior minor muscle


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rec·tus cap·i·tis pos·te·ri·or mi·nor mus·cle

(rek'tŭs kap'i-tis pos-tē'rē-ŏr mī'nŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, from posterior tubercle of atlas; insertion, medial third of inferior nuchal line of occipital bone; action, rotates head and draws it backward; nerve supply, dorsal branch of first cervical (suboccipital).
Synonym(s): smaller posterior rectus muscle of head.
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Association of cross-sectional area of the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle with active trigger points in chronic tensiontype headache: a pilot study.
Anatomical parameters of the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle based on a new magnetic resonance scan method.
Patterns of attachment of the myodural bridge by the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle. Anat.
Anatomic relation between the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle and the dura mater.
A proposed etiology of cervicogenic headache: the neurophysiologic basis and anatomic relationship between the dura mater and the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle. J Man Manip Ther.
Rectus Capitis Posterior Minor muscle (RCPm) is one of the deepest and shorter muscles of the posterior region of the neck, together with the Rectus Capitis Posterior Major (RCPM), Obliquus Capitis Superior, Obliquus Capitis Inferior, Multifidus Cervicis and Inter espinales Cervicis muscles (Rouviere & Delmas, 2006).