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rectus capitis anterior muscle (anatomy) - General Practice Notebook (861 words)
On both sides, the rectus capitis anterior muscle is one of the deep muscles of the neck.
Deep to the prevertebral fascia, it arises from the anterior surface of the lateral mass of the atlas (C1 vertebra).
Rectus capitis anterior acts to flex the head on the neck at the atlanto-occipital joint.
Postural Restoration Institute (937 words)
They are composed of muscle that attaches to the costal cartilages and bone of ribs 4 through 7 and xiphoid to the posterior, inferior occipital bone, anterior, inferior mandible and coracoid process of scapula.
These two tracks of muscles, one on the left side of the sternum and one on the right, are anterior to the medial and upper mediastinum and upper thoracic cavity and are composed of the triangular sterni, sternocleidomastoid, scalene, pectoralis minor, intercostals and muscles of the pharynx and anterior neck.
They are composed of muscles that attach to the costal cartilage and bone of rib 7 through twelve to the lateral patella, head of the fibula and lateral condyle of the tibia.
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