suboccipital nerve


n.

The dorsal branch of the first cervical nerve, sending branches to the greater and the lesser posterior rectus muscles of the head, to the superior and inferior oblique muscles of the head, to the lateral rectus muscle of the head, and to the semispinal muscle of the head.

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