Description

Origin: Upper surface of the transverse process of the atlas

Insertion: Under surface of the jugular process of the occipital bone

Nerve: C1

Action: Sidebend at atlanto-occipital joint

Description:
The Rectus capitis lateralis, a short, flat muscle, arises from the upper surface of the transverse process of the atlas, and is inserted into the under surface of the jugular process 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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