Transversospinales muscles

Transversospinales muscles
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Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli.
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Deep muscles of the back.
Latin musculi transversospinales
Gray's subject #115 400
Origin transverse process
Insertion    spinous process
Artery
Nerve Dorsal rami of spinal nerves
Actions Extend vertebral column (bilateral contraction); rotate vertebral column (unilateral contraction)
 Antagonist   =

The transversospinal muscles are a group of muscles of the human back. Their combined action is rotation and extension of the vertebral column. They include:

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