Interspinal muscles - Musculi interspinales

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of back > Interspinal muscles

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Description

The interspinal muscles (interspinales musculi) are short muscular (carnivores) or tendinous (unulgates) bands between adjacent spinous processes of the caudal cervical, thoracic and first few lumbar vertebrae, deep to the multifidi muscles.

Origin: spinous processes of the caudal cervical, thoracic and first few lumbar vertebrae

Insertion: spinous processes of the caudal cervical, thoracic and first few lumbar vertebrae.

Action: support the ventroflexion of the vertebral column

Nerve: Medial branches of the dorsal branches of the cervicla, thoracic and lumbar 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

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