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Lateral rectus

Other Terms: Musculus rectus lateralis, Muscle droit latéral

Muscle parts

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Latin name

Musculus rectus lateralis

Latin muscle parts

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Group

Head somite muscle – pre-otic group (Extra-ocular muscle)

Etymology

The English name for this muscle is the side straight muscle (of the eye). The word rectus is Latin for “straight.” Lateral is from the Latin latus meaning “side.”

Origin

Lateral part of common tendinous ring and orbital surface of the sphenoid bone just lateral to the ring

Insertion

Lateral surface of the anterior part of the sclera

Action

Abducts the eye.

Nerve supply

Abducens nerve (Cranial nerve VI)

Blood supply

Muscular branches of the ophthalmic artery via the internal carotid artery.

Latin

Musculus rectus lateralis

French

Muscle droit latéral

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