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LEVATOR SCAPULAE

Origin, from posterior tubercles of transverse processes of four upper cervical vertebrae; insertion, into superior angle of scapula; action, raises the scapula; nerve supply, dorsal scapular nerve. Synonym: musculus levator scapulae, elevator muscle of scapula, musculus levator anguli scapulae.
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