yoke muscles


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yoke muscles

contralaterally paired extraocular muscles that work synergistically to direct the gaze in a given direction. For example, in directing the gaze to the right, the right lateral rectus and left medial rectus operate together as yoke muscles.

yoke

1. an anatomical connecting structure; a depression or ridge connecting two structures.
2. a primitive device for coupling two or more animals to one vehicle or implement. Usually a wooden bar that sits on the top of the neck with a metal loop to go around the neck of each animal.

yoke muscles
a pair of extraocular muscles.