splenius muscle

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Synonyms for 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

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All aspects of these MVC test procedures (rater's behavior, familiarization procedures, test position, fixation, and content of test instructions) to recruit erector spinae muscle (DAVID 110), rectus abdominis muscle (DAVID 130), and splenius muscle (DAVID 140) were standardized to enhance objectivity and have been extensively described elsewhere (Denner, 1998).
However, we found no studies investigating acute effects of WBV on the neuromuscular activity of the splenius muscle.
Muscle activity of the upper (UES) and lower (LES) part of the erector spinae muscle, upper (URA) and lower (LRA) part of the rectus abdominis muscle, and splenius muscle (SPL) with different vibration peak amplitudes (1.