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the extraocular lateral rectus muscle that moves the eyeball outward. See also extraocular muscles.
ab·du·cens mus·cle(ab-dūsenz musĕl)
Small muscle that allows eyeball movement.
abducens muscle, abducens oculi
Lateral rectus muscle, one of the extraocular muscles. Nerve: cranial nerve (CN VI). In clinical practice, referred to as the lateral rectus muscle.
See also: muscle