Rectus capitis lateralis muscle

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Rectus capitis lateralis muscle
The anterior vertebral muscles.
Latin musculus rectus capitis lateralis
Gray's subject #113 395
Nerve: C1
For the muscle of the eye, see Lateral rectus muscle

The Rectus capitis lateralis, a short, flat muscle, arises from the upper surface of the transverse process of the atlas, and is inserted into the under surface of the jugular process of the occipital bone.

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