Rhomboid muscles

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Rhomboid muscle
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Muscles connecting the upper extremity to the vertebral column.
Details
Originnuchal ligaments, spinous processes of the C7 to T5 vertebrae
Insertionmedial border of the scapula
Arterydorsal scapular artery
Nervedorsal scapular nerve
ActionsPulls scapulae medially, rotates scapulae, Holds scapluae into thorax wall
Identifiers
Latinmusculi rhomboidei
TAA04.3.01.007
A04.3.01.008
FMA13380 13379, 13380
Anatomical terms of muscle

The rhomboid muscles (/ˈrɒmbɔɪd/), often simply called the rhomboids, are rhombus-shaped muscles associated with the scapula and are chiefly responsible for its retraction. They are innervated by the dorsal scapular nerve. There are two rhomboid muscles on each side of the upper back:

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