medial rectus muscle

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Related to rectus medialis: musculus rectus medialis

me·di·al rec·tus mus·cle

(mē'dē-ăl rek'tŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, medial part of the anulus tendineus communis; insertion, medial part of sclera of the eye; action, adduction; nerve supply, oculomotor.
Synonym(s): musculus rectus medialis [TA] .

medial rectus muscle

Extraocular muscle. Origin: tendinous ring around optic nerve at rear of orbit. Insertion: nasal edge of eyeball in front of its equator. Nerve: oculomotor (CN III). Action: turns eye medially.
See also: muscle
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