Sacrocaudalis [-coccygeal] dorsalis medialis - Musculus sacrocaudalis [-coccygeus] dorsalis medialis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of tail [coccygeal] > Sacrocaudalis [-coccygeal] dorsalis medialis



Origin: Small processes that are dorsolateral to the caudal edge of the caudal vertebrae. Direct extension of the multifidus muscle.

Insertion: Mamillary processes of the fifth through last caudal vertebrae.

Action: Extension of the tail and possibly lateral flexion.

Nerve: Branches of the plexus caudalis dorsalis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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