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Anatomia geral > Músculos; Sistema muscular > Músculos do pescoço > Músculos suboccipitais > Músculo reto posterior menor da cabeça

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Descrição

Origin: The tubercle on the posterior arch of theatlas

Insertion: The medial part of the inferior nuchal line of theoccipital bone and the surface between it and theforamen magnum

Nerve: A branch of the dorsal primary division of the suboccipital nerve

Action: Extends the head at the neck, but is now considered to be more of a sensory organ than a muscle

Description:
The Rectus capitis posterior minor (Rectus capitis posticus minor) arises by a narrow pointed tendon from the tubercle on the posterior arch of the atlas, and, widening as it ascends, is inserted into the medial part of the inferior nuchal line of the occipital bone and the surface between it and the foramen magnum.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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