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Medical Term:

anterior cervical intertransversarii (muscles)


Definition: deep muscle of back; origin, anterior tubercles of cervical transverse processes; insertion, anterior tubercle of next superior transverse process; action, abducts cervical vertebrae; nerve supply, ventral branch of cervical nerves.

Synonym(s): musculi intertransversarii anteriores cervicis/colliTA, anterior cervical intertransverse muscles

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