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Flashcards in Suboccipital Musculature Deck (5):
1

Which suboccipital muscle lacks an attachment to the skull?

obliquus capitis inferior

2

An increase in the density of muscle spindles is most apparent in which suboccipital muscle?

obliquus capitis inferior

3

What is the result of communication between suboccipital muscles, visual centers, and vestibular centers?

coordination of head and eye position

4

What is the proposed function of the suboccipital muscle group?

postural stabilizers of the atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial joints

5

Which suboccipital muscles are known to attach to dura matter?

rectus capitis posterior major, rectus capitis posterior minor, and obliquus capitis inferior