Rectus Capitis Posterior Minor
Tubercle on the posterior arch of the atlas (C1)
Medial portion of the inferior nuchal line of the occipital bone
Suboccipital nerve or dorsal ramus of cervical spinal nerve (C1)
The muscle receives its blood supply from the vertebral artery and the deep descending branch of the occipital artery.
Extension of the head
A postural muscle that monitors the position of the head.
Recent Related Research (from Pubmed)
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- Gray's Anatomy of Human Body, Bartleby.com edition. New York: 2000. http://www.bartleby.com/107/116.html