semispinalis muscles


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semispinalis muscles

the most superficial collection of muscle fibers in the transversospinales group. They are found in the thoracic and cervical regions and attach to the occipital bone at the base of the skull.
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Fascicles from the rotatores, multifidus and semispinalis muscles pass between one and six segments before inserting into a transverse process (Clemente 2006, Moore & Dalley 2006, Rosse & Gaddum-Rosse 1997).