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lateral rectus (muscle)

 

Definition: extraocular muscle in orbit; origin, lateral part of the common tendinous ring that bridges superior orbital fissure; insertion, lateral part of sclera of eye; action, abduction; nerve supply, abducens.

Synonym(s): musculus rectus lateralis (bulbi)TA, abducens oculi, musculus rectus externus

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