Transversospinales muscles

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Transversospinales muscles
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Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli.
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Deep muscles of the back.
Details
Latin musculi transversospinales
transverse process
spinous process
Dorsal rami of spinal nerves
Actions

Extend vertebral column (bilateral contraction); rotate vertebral column (unilateral contraction)

Antagonist =
Identifiers
Gray's p.400
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12551199
TA A04.3.02.201
FMA 71304
Anatomical terms of muscle

The transversospinal muscles are a group of muscles of the human back. Their combined action is rotation and extension of the vertebral column. These muscles are small and have a poor mechanical advantage for contributing to motion. They include:

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