Semispinalis cervicis

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Semispinalis cervicis
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Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the deep cervical fascia (semispinalis colli visible at bottom right.)
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Deep muscles of the back (semispinalis cervicis visible at top center left).
Latin Musculus semispinalis cervicis
Gray's p.400
Origin Transverse processes of the upper five or six thoracic vertebræ
Insertion Cervical spinous processes, from the axis to the fifth cervical vertebra
TA A04.3.02.208
FMA FMA:22829
Anatomical terms of muscle

The semispinalis cervicis (semispinalis colli), arises by a series of tendinous and fleshy fibers from the transverse processes of the upper five or six thoracic vertebrae, and is inserted into the cervical spinous processes, from the axis to the fifth inclusive.

The fasciculus connected with the axis is the largest, and is chiefly muscular in structure.

The semispinalis cervicis is thicker than the semispinalis dorsi.

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

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