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Medical Term:

spinalis cervicis (muscle)


an inconstant or rudimentary muscle; origin, spinous processes of sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae; insertion, spinous processes of axis and third cervical vertebra; action, extends cervical spine; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of cervical.

Synonym(s): musculus spinalis cervicisTA, musculus spinalis colli, spinal muscle of neck

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