SCALENUS ANTERIOR MUSCLE - STRUCTURE, FUNCTION & DISEASES - ANATOMY
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Scalenus anterior muscle



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The anterior scalenus muscle, together with a total of three paired scalenus muscles, belong to the deep neck muscles. It arises from cervical vertebrae 3 to 6 (C3-C6) and extends diagonally to the 1st rib. The anterior scalene muscle performs three mechanical functions