rectus capitis anterior (muscle)
Definition: suboccipital (prevertebral) muscle; origin, transverse process and lateral mass of atlas; insertion, basilar process of occipital bone; action, turns and inclines head forward; nerve supply, ventral primary ramus of first and second cervical spinal nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus rectus capitis anteriorTA, anterior rectus muscle of head, musculus rectus capitis anticus minor
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