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Medical Term:

levator scapulae (muscle)


extrinsic muscle of the shoulder; origin, from posterior tubercles of transverse processes of four upper cervical vertebrae; insertion, into superior angle of scapula; action, raises the scapula; nerve supply, dorsal scapular nerve.

Synonym(s): musculus levator scapulaeTA, elevator (muscle) of scapula, musculus levator anguli scapulae

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