Trapezius muscle

What is Trapezius muscle?

Trapezius muscle meaning Muscle of the shoulder girdle. It originates in the occipital bone, 7th cervical vertebrae and 12th thoracic vertebrae and inserts into the clavicle. Its main function is to draw head to one side; rotates scapula.Other muscles of the shoulder girdle include:Levator scapulaePectoralis minorRhomboid majorRhomboid minorSerratus anterior

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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