What muscles attach to the occipital bone?


What muscles attach to the occipital bone?

Muscles Attaching to the Occipital Bone:

The occipital bone is one of eight cranial bones in the skull. There are 12 different muscles that attach to it with various functions in moving the head and neck.

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The following is a list of all 12 muscles that attach to the occipital bone as well as a summary of their function. Some of these muscles work in...

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


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The muscles of the head and neck are responsible for a variety of movements, including facial expression, mastication, and eye movement, in addition to moving the head. This lesson identifies and describes the major muscles of the head and neck along with their general action.

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