Splenius cervicis muscle
|Muscles connecting the upper extremity to the vertebral column. (Splenius capitis et cervicis labeled at upper right, at neck.)|
|Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli. (Splenius colli labeled at center left.)|
|Latin||musculus splenius cervicis|
|Gray's||subject #115 397|
|Origin:||spinous processes of T3-T6|
|Insertion:||transverse processes of C1-C3|
The splenius cervicis (splenius colli) arises by a narrow tendinous band from the spinous processes of the third to the sixth thoracic vertebrae; it is inserted, by tendinous fasciculi, into the posterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the upper two or three cervical vertebrae.
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