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Occipitalis – Functional Anatomy

Overview Occipitalis is part of a larger structure called the epicranius or occipitofrontalis muscle. The epicranius consists of the frontalis muscle and the occipitalis muscle, which are joined by a fascial structure called the galea aponeurotica. Origin superior nuchal line Insertion fibers of the epicranius (galea aponeurosis) Function retract the epicranius and with it scalp …

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