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Muscles connecting the upper extremity to the vertebral column.
|Origin||nuchal ligaments, spinous processes of the C7 to T5 vertebrae|
|Insertion||medial border of the scapula|
|Artery||dorsal scapular artery|
|Nerve||dorsal scapular nerve|
|Actions||Pulls scapulae medially, rotates scapulae, Holds scapluae into thorax wall|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
The rhomboid muscles, (//) often simply called the rhomboids, are rhombus-shaped muscles associated with the scapula and are chiefly responsible for its retraction. They are supplied by the Dorsal Scapular nerve. There are two rhomboid muscles:
Left scapula. Posterior surface.
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