Spinalis cervicis muscle - Musculus spinalis cervicis

Description

The spinalis cervicis is the cervical part of the spinalis muscle and the forward continuation of the spinalis thoracis, that attaches to cervical vertebral spinous processes.

Origin: forward extension of the spinalis thoracis (that extends across the spinous processes of one or more thoracic vertebrae, and sometimes last cervical vertebra)

Insertion: spinous processes of Vth to 2nd cervical vertebrae

Action: fixes the thoracic vertebral column and extends the neck

Nerve: Dorsal branches of the cervical and thoracic nerves


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier
Anatomie comparée des mammifères domestiques - 5th edtion - Robert Barone - Vigot

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