Rectus capitis anterior

rectus capitis anterior

(Science: anatomy, muscle) origin, transverse process and lateral mass of atlas; insertion, basilar process of occipital bone; action, turns and inclines head forward; nerve supply, ventral primary ramus of first and second cervical spinal nerve.

Synonym: musculus rectus capitis anterior, anterior rectus muscle of head, musculus rectus capitis anticus minor.

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