superior rectus muscle

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Related to rectus superior: lateral rectus, medial rectus, intorsion, intraocular muscles

su·pe·ri·or rec·tus mus·cle

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr rek'tŭs mŭs'ĕl)
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 [TA] .

superior rectus muscle

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