Suboccipital muscles

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Suboccipital muscles
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Latin Musculi suboccipitales
Gray's p.395
TA A04.2.02.001
FMA FMA:71439
Anatomical terms of muscle

Suboccipital muscles are a group of muscles defined by their location to the occiput. Suboccipital muscles refers to the muscles located below the occipital bone. These are four muscles on the underside of the occipital bone, the two oblique muscles and the two rectus muscles, collectively these are called the suboccipital muscles.

The muscles are named

Many are innervated by the suboccipital nerve.

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