Medical Definition of Musculus longissimus capitis

1. Origin, from transverse processes of upper thoracic and transverse and articular processes of lower and middle cervical vertebrae; insertion, into mastoid process; action, keeps head erect, draws it backward or to one side; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of cervical spinal nerves. Synonym: musculus longissimus capitis, musculus complexus minor, musculus trachelomastoideus, musculus transversalis capitis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Longissimus Capitis

musculus levator alae nasi
musculus levator anguli oris
musculus levator anguli scapulae
musculus levator costae
musculus levator glandulae thyroideae
musculus levator labii inferioris
musculus levator labii superioris
musculus levator labii superioris alaeque nasi
musculus levator palati
musculus levator palpebrae superioris
musculus levator prostatae
musculus levator scapulae
musculus levator veli palatini
musculus longissimus
musculus longissimus capitis (current term)
musculus longissimus cervicis
musculus longissimus dorsi
musculus longissimus thoracis
musculus longitudinalis inferior
musculus longitudinalis superior
musculus longus capitis
musculus longus colli
musculus lumbricalis manus
musculus lumbricalis pedis
musculus mentalis
musculus multifidus
musculus multifidus spinae
musculus multipennatus

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