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Muscles

Levator Scapulae Muscle

The levator scapulae muscle is an elongated muscle present in the shoulder girdle. It acts as a connection between the upper limb and the vertebral column and can be located in the posterior triangle of the neck. Sternocleidomastoid covers the superior aspect of the levator scapulae whereas its

Medial Scalene Muscle (Scalenus Medius Muscle)

Scalene muscles are constituents of the lateral vertebral group of muscles. The scalene muscles are: Posterior scalene or Scalenus posterior. Medial scalene or Scalenus medius. Anterior scalene or Scalenus anterior. Medial scalene muscle is longest and biggest among all the scalene muscles. Origin It originates via posterior

Depressor Anguli Oris

The depressor anguli oris muscle is a short, triangular muscle situated at both sides of the face in the lower jaw, anterior towards the lower jaw. The depressor anguli oris becomes activated at the time of frowning. Origin Depressor anguli oris emerges alongside the side of the

Posterior Scalene Muscle/Scalenus Posterior

Posterior scalene muscle a.k.a. Scalenus posterior is a muscle of scalene muscle group and is the smallest among them and is the deepest situated one also. Origin It originates via posterior tubercles of the transverse processes of vertebrae C4, C5, and C6. Insertion It inserts at the

Digastric Muscle

Digastric muscle is a muscular band that is made up of posterior and anterior bellies, which are joined by an intermediate tendon. Because of its two bellies this muscle is named digastric. Origin The bipinnate posterior belly- via the mastoid notch of the temporal bone. The unipinnate

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