Suboccipital nerve

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Nerve: Suboccipital nerve
Median sagittal section through the occipital bone and first three cervical vertebrae. (Suboccipital nerve labeled at center right.)
Latin nervus suboccipitalis
Gray's subject #210 925
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The first spinal nerve, the suboccipital nerve exits the spinal cord between the skull and the first cervical vertebra, the atlas.

It supplies muscles around the suboccipital triangle including the rectus capitis posterior major, obliquus capitis superior, and obliquus capitis inferior.

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