Semispinalis dorsi

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Semispinalis dorsi
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Deep muscles of the back (semispinalis dorsi visible at center left).
Details
Latin Musculus semispinalis thoracis, musculus semispinalis dorsi
Transverse processes of the sixth to the tenth thoracic vertebrae
Spinous processes of the upper four thoracic and lower two cervical vertebrae
Identifiers
Gray's p.400
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12550719
TA A04.3.02.207
FMA 22828
Anatomical terms of muscle

The semispinalis dorsi (or semispinalis thoracis) consists of thin, narrow, fleshy fasciculi, interposed between tendons of considerable length.

It arises by a series of small tendons from the transverse processes of the sixth to the tenth thoracic vertebrae, and is inserted, by tendons, into the spinous processes of the upper four thoracic and lower two cervical vertebrae.

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

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