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head flexion


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Movement of the head forwards with the chin moving towards the chest. Head flexion usually results from the combined action of gravity and relaxation of the head extensors. It may also be carried out by the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Excessive flexion is prevented by the ligamentum nuchae.

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