A muscle situated immediately behind the upper part of the Longus capitis that arises from the anterior surface of the lateral mass of the atlas, and from the root of its transverse process that inserts into the inferior surface of the basilar part of the occipital bone immediately in front of the foramen magnum. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectus_capitis_anterior_muscle ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

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Flexion of neck at atlanto-occipital joint

definition

A muscle situated immediately behind the upper part of the Longus capitis that arises from the anterior surface of the lateral mass of the atlas, and from the root of its transverse process that inserts into the inferior surface of the basilar part of the occipital bone immediately in front of the foramen magnum.

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has exact synonym

anterior rectus capitis

rectus capitis anterior muscle

has related synonym

rectus capitis

rectus capitus anterior muscle

recti capitis anteriores

rectus capitis anterior

rectus capitus anterior

musculus rectus capitis anterior

anterior vertebral muscle

anterior rectus capitis muscle

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UBERON:0008453