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Anterior & Lateral Vertebral Muscles (Left)
Muscular System

Anterior & Lateral Vertebral Muscles (Left)

Musculi vertebrales anteriores et laterales

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The anterior and lateral vertebral muscles are all flexors of the head or cervical spine. These muscles include the:

- rectus capitis anterior muscle;

- rectus capitis lateralis muscle;

- longus capitis muscle;

- longus colli muscle;

- scalene muscles (anterior, middle, and posterior).

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