Description

Origin: Transverse process

Insertion: Transverse process above

Nerve: Anterior rami of spinal nerves

Action: Lateral flexion of trunk

Description:
The Intertransversarii (Intertransversales) are small muscles placed between the transverse processes of the vertebrae.

In the cervical region they are best developed, consisting of rounded muscular and tendinous fasciculi, and are placed in pairs, passing between the anterior and the posterior tubercles respectively of the transverse processes of two contiguous vertebrae, and separated from one another by an anterior primary division of the cervical nerve, which lies in the groove between them.


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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