descending part of trapezius (muscle)
Definition: the upper third of the trapezius (muscle) that descends to insert on the clavicle and acromion; acting independently of the other parts, it serves to elevate the scapula (shrug shoulder).
Synonym(s): pars descendens musculi trapeziiTA
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.