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General Anatomy > Muscles; Muscular system > Muscles of neck > Longus capitis

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Description

Origin: Anterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth cervical vertebrae

Insertion: Basilar part of the occipital bone

Nerve: C1, C2,C3/C4

Action: Flexion of neck atatlanto-occipital joint

Description:
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 vertebrae, 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.


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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