splenius muscle

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Related to splenius muscle: Semispinalis muscle
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Noun1.splenius muscle - either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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[14] suggested H reflex was reduced by about 80% in the left soleus and 77% in the right soleus after 10-15 min stimulation of the splenius muscle and the contralateral upper part of the trapezius.
Therefore, surface EMG was used to record the signals from the upper and lower rectus abdominis muscles, upper and lower erector spinae muscles and from the splenius muscle in different conditions of WBV and without vibration stimulus.
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.