Rectus capitis ventralis - Musculus rectus capitis ventralis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of head > Rectus capitis ventralis



Origin: Ventral arch of the atlas.

Insertion: Basioccipital bone.

Action: Flexion of the atlanto-occipital joint.

Nerve: Ramus ventralis of the cervicales.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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