Flashcards in Unique Muscles of the Posterior Neck Deck (6):
What does the word "splenius" mean?
it is the Greek word for bandage
What part of the vertebra forms the osseus origin for the splenius?
the spinous process
Splenius capitis will attach to what locations on the skull?
mastoid process of temporal bone, superior nuchal line of the occipital bone
What is the innervation of the splenius capitis?
dorsal rami of middle cervical spinal nerves (C3-C5 cord levels)
Splenius cervicis will attach to what locations on the spine?
lateral mass of C1 and posterior tubercle of transverse process on C1-C4