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Medical Term:

superior rectus (muscle)


extraocular muscle in orbit; origin, superior part of common tendinous ring; insertion, superior part of sclera of the eye; action, primary, elevation; secondary, adduction and intorsion; nerve supply, oculomotor.

Synonym(s): musculus rectus superior (bulbi)TA, attollens oculi

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