Suboccipital muscles

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Suboccipital muscles
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Latin Musculi suboccipitales
TA A04.2.02.001
FMA 71439
Anatomical terms of muscle

The suboccipital muscles are a group of muscles defined by their location to the occiput. Suboccipital muscles are located below the occipital bone. These are four paired muscles on the underside of the occipital bone; the two straight muscles (rectus) and the two oblique muscles (obliquus).

The muscles are named

They are innervated by the suboccipital nerve.

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