Rectus capitis dorsalis minor - Musculus rectus capitis dorsalis minor

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of head > Rectus capitis dorsalis minor



Origin: dorsal tubercle of atlas

Insertion: squama occipitalis

Action: extends atlanto-occipital joint

Nerve: C1,C2

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke


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