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***What does the word "splenius" mean?

it is the Greek word for bandage

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What part of the vertebra forms the osseous origin for the splenius?

the spinous process

3

Splenius capitis will attach to what locations on the skull?

mastoid process of temporal bone, superior nuchal line of the occipital bone

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What is the innervation of splenius capitis?

dorsal rami of middle cervical spinal nerves (C3-C5 cord levels)

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Splenius cervicis will attach to what locations on the spine?

lateral mass of C1 & posterior tubercle of transverse process on C1-C4

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What is the innervation of splenius cervicis?

dorsal rami of lower cervical spinal nerves (C5-C7 cord levels)

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