rectus capitis posterior minor

noun

Medical Definition of rectus capitis posterior minor

: a muscle on each side of the back of the neck that arises from the posterior arch of the atlas, inserts especially into the medial aspect of the inferior nuchal line, and acts to extend the head

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“Rectus capitis posterior minor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rectus%20capitis%20posterior%20minor. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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