inferior oblique (muscle)
Definition: extraocular muscle in orbit; origin, orbital plate of maxilla lateral to the lacrimal groove; insertion, sclera between the superior and lateral recti; action, primary, extorsion; secondary, elevation and abduction; nerve supply, oculomotor (inferior branch).
Synonym(s): musculus obliquus inferior (bulbi)TA
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