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obliquus capitis superior (muscle)


Definition: suboccipital muscle; origin, transverse process of atlas; insertion, lateral third of inferior nuchal line; action, rotates head; nerve supply, suboccipital.

Synonym(s): musculus obliquus capitis superiorTA, superior oblique muscle of head

See Also: suboccipital muscles

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