Longus capitis muscle

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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
Artery:
Nerve: C1-C3/C4
Action: flexion of neck at atlanto-occipital joint
Dorlands
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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.

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