Longus capitis muscle
|Longus capitis muscle|
|The anterior vertebral muscles.|
|Latin||musculus longus capitis|
|Gray's||subject #113 395|
|Origin||anterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth cervical vertebræ|
|Insertion||basilar part of the occipital bone|
|Action:||flexion of neck at atlanto-occipital joint|
The longus capitis (rectus capitis anticus major), broad and thick above, narrow below, arises by four tendinous slips, from the anterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth cervical vertebræ, and ascends, converging toward its fellow of the opposite side, to be inserted into the inferior surface of the basilar part of the occipital bone.
- LUC lonc
- -1972699056 at GPnotebook
- Longus+capitis+muscle at eMedicine Dictionary
- Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, at Elsevier 25420.000-1
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