extraocular muscles

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ex·tra·oc·u·lar mus·cles (EOM),

the muscles within the orbit but outside of eyeball, including the four rectus muscles (that is, superior, inferior, medial and lateral); two oblique muscles (that is, superior and inferior), and the levator of the superior eyelid (that is, levator palpebrae superioris).

extraocular muscles (EOMs)

the six sets of muscles that control movements of the eyeball. They are the superior rectus and inferior rectus, which move the eye up and down; the medial rectus and the lateral rectus, which move the eye to either side; and the superior oblique and inferior oblique, which move the eye downward and inward, and upward and inward, respectively.

ex·tra·oc·u·lar mus·cles

(eks'tră-ok'yū-lăr mŭs'ĕlz) [TA]
The muscles within the orbit including the four rectus muscles (superior, inferior, medial, and lateral), two oblique muscles (superior and inferior), and the levator of the superior eyelid (levator palpebrae superioris).

Extraocular muscles

The muscles (lateral rectus, medial rectus, inferior rectus, superior rectus, superior oblique, and inferior oblique) that move the eyeball.
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Such a deviation may reflect weakness of one extraocular muscle.
37) It does not, however, correct problems of diplopia, and so further extraocular muscle corrective procedures would be required.
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The vestibular nuclei are extensively connected to the cerebellum, to the nuclei of the extraocular muscles, and to the reticular formation in the brainstem.
Extraocular muscle movements were intact, and she had no pain with eye movement.
When the few studies in the sources related to eye involvement in snake bites are examined, it is realized that different extraocular muscles are found to be involved and no muscle paralysis is observed in other parts of the body.
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The orbit is defined as the soft tissues of the orbital cavity posterior to the orbital septum in the eyelid and includes the extraocular muscles.

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