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Rectus Capitis Lateralis

- origin: superior surfaces of the transverse processes of the atlas;
- insertion: inferior surface of the jugular process of the occipital bone;
- action: aids in lateral flexion of the head on the neck;
- nerve supply: C1, C2;
- synergists:  Longus Capitis, Longissimus Capitis, Semispinalis capitis