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Medical Term:

posterior cervical intertransversarii (muscles)


origin, lateral muscles: posterior tubercle of cervical transverse process; medial muscles: transverse process; insertion, corresponding parts of next superior transverse process; action, abducts cervical vertebrae; nerve supply, lateral part: ventral primary rami of cervical spinal nerves; medial part: dorsal primary rami of cervical spinal nerves.

Synonym(s): musculi intertransversarii posteriores (laterales et mediales) cervicisTA, posterior cervical intertransverse muscles

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