Splenius cervicis muscle

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Splenius cervicis
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
Nerve: C5, C6
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12550921

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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