Obliquus capitis cranialis - Musculus obliquus capitis cranialis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of head > Obliquus capitis cranialis



Origin: Lateroventral surface and lateral border of the wing of the atlas.

Insertion: Dorsal nuchal line.

Action: Extension of the atlanto-occipital joint.

Nerve: Cervicalis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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