suboccipital nerve


: the first cervical nerve that supplies muscles around the suboccipital triangle including the rectus capitis posterior major, obliquus capitis superior, and obliquus capitis inferior and that sends branches to the rectus capitis posterior minor and semispinalis capitis

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“Suboccipital nerve.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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