What is the splenius capitis?


What is the splenius capitis?

Skeletal Muscle:

Skeletal muscles are muscles that are attached to the bone of your skeleton. You use your skeletal muscles when you move. One end of the skeletal muscle is attached to a joint and moves quite a bit. The movable end of the muscle is called the insertion. The other end that the muscle is connected to is called the origin of the muscle, and there isn't very much movement at that position.

Answer and Explanation:

The splenius capitis is one of the main muscles that move the head and some parts of the back. It is located at the back of the neck and is the muscle...

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Muscles of the Head and Neck: Anatomy, Motion & Support

from Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology

Chapter 6 / Lesson 3

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