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Medical Term:

third occipital nerve


medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the third cervical nerve; this is usually joined with the greater occipital but may exist as an independent nerve supplying cutaneous branches to the scalp and nucha.

Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis tertiusTA

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