Medical Definition of Splenius muscle of neck

1. Origin, from supraspinous ligament and spinous processes of third to fifth thoracic vertebrae; insertion, posterior tubercles of transverse processes of first and second (sometimes third) cervical vertebrae; action, rotates and extends neck; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of fourth to eighth cervical spinal nerves. Synonym: musculus splenius cervicis, musculus splenius colli, splenius muscle of neck. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splenius Muscle Of Neck

spleniculus
spleniform
splenii
splenike
spleniserrate
splenish
splenitis
splenium
splenium corporis callosi
splenium of corpus callosum
spleniums
splenius
splenius capitis
splenius cervicis
splenius muscle of head
splenius muscle of neck (current term)
splenization
splenizations
spleno-
splenocele
splenocleisis
splenocolic
splenocyte
splenocytes
splenodynia
splenogonadal fusion
splenography
splenohepatomegaly
splenoid
splenology

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