A fibrous membrane, which, in the neck, represents the supraspinal ligaments of the upper vertebrae. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuchal_ligament ]

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Term information

latin term
ligamentum nuchae [ FMA : 13427 ]
definition
  • A fibrous membrane, which, in the neck, represents the supraspinal ligaments of the upper vertebrae.
function notes
  • As it is required for running, not all animals have a nuchal ligament
has exact synonym
  • ligamentum nuchae
  • ligament of neck
has narrow synonym
  • paddywhack
id
  • UBERON:0000351
never in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9596
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9608
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9788
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9895
taxon notes
  • In humans it is a tendon-like structure that has developed independently in humans and other animals well adapted for running. In some four legged animals, particularly ungulates, the nuchal ligament serves to sustain the weight of the head