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Medical Term:

iliocostalis cervicis (muscle)


Definition: deep back (erector spinae) muscle; origin, angles of upper six ribs; insertion, transverse processes of middle cervical vertebrae; action, extends, abducts, and rotates cervical vertebrae; nerve supply, dorsal branches of upper thoracic nerves.

Synonym(s): musculus iliocostalis cervicis/colliTA, cervical iliocostal muscle, cervicalis ascendens1, musculus cervicalis ascendens

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