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Either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck.

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  • The trapezius, the splenius, the scaleni, and the levator scapul√¶ muscle may also undergo shortening, along with their investing sheaths derived from the cervical fascia.
  • T, splenius capitis;
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