Splenius muscles

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The splenius muscles are:

Splenius muscles
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Identifiers
LatinMusculus splenius
TAA04.3.02.102
FMA77180
Anatomical terminology

Their origins are in the upper thoracic and lower cervical spinous processes. Their actions are to extend and ipsilaterally rotate the head and neck.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Splenius Muscle Origin, Anatomy & Function - Body Maps". www.healthline.com. Retrieved 9 May 2017.