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longus capitis (muscle)

 

Definition: prevertebral muscle of neck; origin, anterior tubercles of transverse processes of third to sixth cervical vertebrae; insertion, basilar process of occipital bone; action, twists or flexes neck anteriorly; nerve supply, cervical plexus.

Synonym(s): musculus longus capitisTA, long muscle of head, musculus rectus capitis anticus major

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