Obliquus capitis inferior muscle
|Obliquus capitis inferior muscle|
|Deep muscles of the back. (Obliq. infer. labeled at upper left.)|
|Latin||musculus obliquus capitis inferior|
|Gray's||subject #116 402|
|Origin||spinous process of the axis|
|Insertion||lateral mass of atlas|
The obliquus capitis inferior muscle is the larger of the two oblique muscles of the neck. It arises from the apex of the spinous process of the axis and passes laterally and slightly upward, to be inserted into the lower and back part of the transverse process of the atlas.
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