levator scapulae

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A muscle with its origins on the transverse processes of the four upper cervical vertebrae and its insertions on the top of the scapula, close to the spine. It works with the trapezius to elevate and adduct the scapula. When the scapula is fixed, it slightly rotates the cervical spine.

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