Rectus capitis lateralis muscle

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Rectus capitis lateralis muscle
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Posterior view of neck bones (rectus capitis lateralis muscle shown in red)
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The anterior vertebral muscles.
Details
Latin Musculus rectus capitis lateralis
Origin Upper surface of the transverse process of the atlas
Insertion Under surface of the jugular process of the occipital bone
C1, C2
Actions Lateral flexion, stabilise atlanto-occipital joint
Identifiers
Gray's p.395
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12550452
TA A04.2.02.003
FMA 46316
Anatomical terms of muscle
For the muscle of the eye, see Lateral rectus muscle.

The Rectus capitis lateralis, a short, flat muscle, arises from the upper surface of the transverse process of the atlas, and is inserted into the under surface of the jugular process of the occipital bone.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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