Summary of Superficial muscles of the neck
In human anatomy, the trapezius is either one of two large superficial muscles that extend longitudinally from the occipital bone to the lower thoracic vertebrae and laterally to the spine of the scapula (shoulder blade). Its functions are to move the scapulae and support the arm.
In human anatomy, the sternocleidomastoid muscle is a paired muscle in the superficial layers of the side of the neck. It is one of the largest and most superficial cervical muscles. The primary actions of the muscle are rotation of the head to the opposite side and flexion of the neck. The sternocleidomastoid is innervated by the accessory nerve.
The platysma is a superficial muscle that overlaps the sternocleidomastoid.
Flashcards on Superficial muscles of the neck
Superficial muscles of the neck
Which way does the left sternocleidomastoid muscle help turn the head?