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splenius

(splē′nē-əs)
n. pl. sple·nii (-nē-ī′)
Either of two muscles of the back of the neck, extending from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull, that rotate and extend the head and neck.

sple′ni·al (-nē-əl) adj.
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splenius

(sple'ne-us)
A flat muscle on either side of the back of the neck and upper thoracic area.
See: muscle for illus.
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splenius

One of two muscles at the back of the neck, running from the back and sides of the vertebrae to the OCCIPITAL bone of the skull. The splenius muscles rotate and extend the head.
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Rose, "Nonuniform distribution of contacts from noradrenergic and serotonergic boutons on the dendrites of cat splenius motoneurons," Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol.
All aspects of these MVC test procedures (rater's behavior, familiarization procedures, test position, fixation, and content of test instructions) to recruit erector spinae muscle (DAVID 110), rectus abdominis muscle (DAVID 130), and splenius muscle (DAVID 140) were standardized to enhance objectivity and have been extensively described elsewhere (Denner, 1998).
However, we found no studies investigating acute effects of WBV on the neuromuscular activity of the splenius muscle.
Bilateral sternokleidomastoid, splenius kapitis, semispinalis kapitis icin her kasa normal dozun %50-60 oraninda azaltilarak yapilmasi onerilmektedir.
Sternokleidomastoid kaslara 40'ar MU, splenius kapitis kaslarinin her birine 60 MU olmak uzere toplam 200 MU Botox[R] veya plasebo olarak serum fizyolojik uygulanmistir.
Effect of testosterone on insulin-like growth factor-I, androgen receptor, and myostatin gene expression in splenius and semitendinosus muscles in sheep.
rectus capitis dorsalis, spinalis capitis y splenius. Esta musculatura asociada a algunos movimientos de la cabeza, esta tambien relacionada con la apertura mandibular, ya que eleva la linea dentaria superior mediante la fuerza ejercida en la zona occipito-dorsal del craneo, acompanando la contraccion del m.
During a tension headache, patients may have tenderness of pericranial muscles, including the temporalis, masseter, pterygoid, sternocleidomastoid, splenius, or trapezius muscles.
(6) With respect to the occipital and cervical paraspinal regions (trapezius, splenius capitis, seminspinalis capitis), injection sites are more specific to subjective reports of pain, rather than the specific muscle.
Further superiorly the remaining muscles to be considered are rhomboid minor and major, serratus posterior superior and splenius cervicis (Clemente 1987, Moore & Dalley 2006, Rosse & Gaddum-Rosse 1997, Standring 2005).
Her iki grubun SKM, TR, levator skapula (LS), multifidus (MF), splenius servisis (SS) ve SO kaslari bilateral olarak miyofasial agri sendromu konusunda deneyimli bir fiziyatrist tarafindan aktif ve latent tetik nokta acisindan degerlendirildi.