Capsule of atlantooccipital articulation

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Capsule of atlantooccipital articulation
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Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
Details
Latin capsula articularis atlantooccipitalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.295
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_07/12211206
Anatomical terminology

The capsules of the atlantooccipital articulation surround the condyles of the occipital bone, and connect them with the articular processes of the atlas: they are thin and loose.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.