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rectus capitis lateralis (muscle)

 

Definition: suboccipital (prevertebral) muscle of upper neck; origin, transverse process of atlas; insertion, jugular process of occipital bone; action, inclines head to one side; nerve supply, ventral primary ramus of first cervical spinal nerve.

Synonym(s): musculus rectus capitis lateralisTA, lateral rectus muscle of the head

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