Longissimus cervicis - Musculus longissimus cervicis


Origin: Continuation of the longissimus thoracis, transverse processes of the first five to eight thoracic vertebrae

Insertion: last cervical vertebra

Action: Extends the neck; in unilateral action to raise the neck obliquely and turn it to one side.

Nerve: Dorsal branches of the thoracic nerves.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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