Neck articles

Obliquus Capitis Superior

General information Obliquus capitis superior is the muscle located on the upper back part of the neck. Literal meaning The upper slanting muscle of the head. Interesting information Obliquus capitis superior is a skeletal muscle of the...

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Omohyoid (neck)

General information Omohyoid is a muscle of the cervical wall extending from the hyoid bone to the scapula. Literal meaning The muscle of the shoulder and hyoid bone. Interesting information The omohyoid muscle is situated in the neck and...

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Platysma

General information Platysma is a broad thin sheet-like muscle situated superficially in the neck’s anterolateral region. Literal meaning The wide muscle. Interesting information Platysma band, also called turkey neck, is one of the...

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Posterior Scalene

General information Posterior scalene is a lateral muscle on the inferior half of the neck. Literal meaning Muscle with three unequal sides that is behind. Interesting information Posterior scalene is one pair of the group of three pairs of...

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Mid Scalene

General information The mid scalene descends upon the vertebral column and is an accessory muscle for respiration. Literal meaning The middle muscle of the group of muscles making up a triangle shape. Interesting information The mid...

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Mylohyoid

General information Mylohyoid is the muscle that begins at the jaw and extends toward the hyoid bone. Literal meaning The U-shaped grinder. Interesting information Mylohyoid is a triangular-shaped skeletal muscle located between the jawbone...

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Longus Colli

General information Longus colli is located on the anterior surface of the vertebral column, between the atlas and the third thoracic vertebra. Literal meaning The long neck. Interesting information Longus colli is a long skeletal muscle of...

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Longissimus Cervicis

General information The Longissimus muscle is the middle part and biggest chunk of the erector spinae muscles and sits lateral to the spinalis. The muscle is divided into three parts, depending on the where the muscle sits along the spine:...

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Longissimus Capitis

General information Longissimus capitis is the part of the longest muscle of the neck, which serves to rotate the head from side to side and extend the head. Literal meaning The longest [muscle] of the head. Interesting information...

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Levator Scapulae

General information Levator scapulae is a muscle of the dorsal and lateral sides of the neck. Literal meaning The muscle that lifts the scapula. Interesting information Levator scapulae is a skeletal muscle of the neck that is responsible...

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Infrahyoid

General information The infrahyoid muscle group is made up of four muscles, situated under the hyoid bone. Literal meaning Below the hyoid bone. Interesting information The Infrahyoid muscles can be divided into two groups: Superficial...

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Anterior Scalene (Scalenus Anticus)

General information The anterior scalene, or scalenus anterior, is part of a group called the scalene muscles. This group consists of scalenus anterior, scalenus posterior, and scalenus medius. These muscles are located on the sides of the...

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