longissimus cervicis muscle


longissimus cervicis muscle
musculus longissimus cervicis.

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  • longissimus cervicis — longissimus cer·vi·cis sər və səs n a slender muscle medial to the longissimus thoracis that arises by long thin tendons from the transverse processes of the upper four or five thoracic vertebrae, is inserted by similar tendons into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • musculus longissimus cervicis — [TA] longissimus muscle of neck: origin, transverse processes of four or five upper thoracic vertebrae; insertion, transverse processes of second to sixth cervical vertebrae; innervation, lower cervical and upper thoracic; action, extends… …   Medical dictionary

  • Muscle — is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart… …   Medical dictionary

  • Longissimus — Muscle infobox Name = Longissimus Latin = musculus longissimus GraySubject = 115 GrayPage = 399 Caption = Deep muscles of the back. (Longissimus capitis visible at top right; longisimus cervicis visible at center upper right, and longissimus… …   Wikipedia

  • longissimus thoracis — longissimus tho·ra·cis thə rā səs n a muscle that arises as the middle and largest division of the sacrospinalis muscle, that is attached by some of its fibers to the lumbar vertebrae, that is inserted into all the thoracic vertebrae and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • longissimus capitis — longissimus cap·i·tis kap ət əs n a long slender muscle between the longissimus cervicis and the semispinalis capitis that arises by tendons from the upper thoracic and lower cervical vertebrae, is inserted into the posterior margin of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • longissimus — lon·gis·si·mus län jis i məs n, pl lon·gis·si·mi .mī the intermediate division of the sacrospinalis muscle that consists of the longissimus capitis, longissimus cervicis, and longissimus thoracis also any of these three muscles * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • longissimus muscle of neck — musculus longissimus cervicis …   Medical dictionary

  • Muscle — For other uses of Muscle , see Muscle (disambiguation). A top down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin …   Wikipedia

  • musculus longissimus — [TA] longissimus muscle: the largest element of the erector spinae, which includes the musculus longissimus capitis, musculus longissimus cervicis, and musculus longissimus thoracis …   Medical dictionary


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