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Neck muscles. Computer artwork showing the muscles at the front of the neck. The muscles emerging from beneath the jaw and attaching to the vertebrae are the longus capitis muscles, which act to flex and rotate the head. The three muscles on each side of the neck that attach to the ribs are the scalene muscles. These muscles flex the head to the same side and elevate the first and second ribs.
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