Medical Definition of Musculus semispinalis capitis

1. Origin, transverse processes of five or six upper thoracic and articular processes of four lower cervical vertebrae; insertion, occipital bone between superior and inferior nuchal lines; action, rotates head and draws it backward; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of cervical spinal nerves. Synonym: musculus semispinalis capitis, musculus complexus, semispinal muscle of head. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Semispinalis Capitis

musculus sacrococcygeus posterior
musculus sacrococcygeus ventralis
musculus sacrolumbalis
musculus sacrospinalis
musculus salpingopharyngeus
musculus sartorius
musculus scalenus
musculus scalenus anterior
musculus scalenus anticus
musculus scalenus medius
musculus scalenus minimus
musculus scalenus posterior
musculus scalenus posticus
musculus semimembranosus
musculus semispinalis
musculus semispinalis capitis (current term)
musculus semispinalis cervicis
musculus semispinalis colli
musculus semispinalis dorsi
musculus semispinalis thoracis
musculus semitendinosus
musculus serratus anterior
musculus serratus magnus
musculus serratus posterior
musculus serratus posterior inferior
musculus serratus posterior superior
musculus skeleti
musculus soleus
musculus sphenosalpingostaphylinus
musculus sphincter

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