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inferior rectus (muscle)

 

Definition: extraocular muscle in orbit; origin, inferior part of the common tendinous ring; insertion, inferior part of sclera of the eye; action, primary, depression; secondary, adduction and extorsion; nerve supply, oculomotor (inferior branch).

Synonym(s): musculus rectus inferior (bulbi)TA

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