Medical Definition of Splenius capitis

1. Origin, from ligamentum nuchae of last four cervical vertebrae and supraspinous ligament of first and second thoracic vertebrae; insertion, lateral half of superior nuchal line and mastoid process; action, rotates head and extends neck; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of second to sixth cervical spinal nerves. Synonym: musculus splenius capitis, splenius muscle of head. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splenius Capitis

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

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