semispinalis

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semispinalis

[‚sem·i‚spī′nal·əs]
(anatomy)
One of the deep longitudinal muscles of the back, attached to the vertebrae.
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This mechanism can activate trigger points in the suboccipital muscles and the semispinalis muscle of the head and neck.
ROIs were drawn on the trapezius muscle at C7-T1 levels bilaterally, the splenius muscles, the semispinalis muscles, the elevator scapular muscles, and the trapezius muscles at C6-C7 levels bilaterally.
Fascicles from the rotatores, multifidus and semispinalis muscles pass between one and six segments before inserting into a transverse process (Clemente 2006, Moore & Dalley 2006, Rosse & Gaddum-Rosse 1997).