OCCIPITALIS - definition
This is a muscle arising from the mastoid section of the temporal bone as well as the lateral two-thirds of the superior nuchal line belonging to the occiptal bone (by the tendinous fibers). It ends at the region named galea aponeurotica.
OCCIPITALIS - description
Along with the frontalis, this muscle forms one of the sections (or bellies) of the epicranius. Through an intermediate tendon it sends to and receives information from the frontalis. The occipital belly is situated near to the occipital bone.
OCCIPITALIS - location
It is situated at the posterior section of the head, above the scalp base.
The muscle aids in the following activities:
Without this muscle, it would have been impossible to stretch the scalp in such a way as to make the eyebrows come up. Many people have the unique ability to wriggle their ears with greater control over this muscle.
OCCIPITALIS - problems and disorders
The following problems can be associated to this muscle:
occipitalis - images
The pictures given here show the location of this muscle in the human body.
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