extraocular muscles(redirected from Oculomotor muscles)
ex·tra·oc·u·lar mus·cles (EOM),[TA]
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).
Synonym(s): musculi externi bulbi oculi [TA], extrinsic muscles of eyeball ☆ , muscles of eyeball, musculi bulbi, ocular muscles
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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).
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The muscles (lateral rectus, medial rectus, inferior rectus, superior rectus, superior oblique, and inferior oblique) that move the eyeball.
Mentioned in: Eye Muscle Surgery
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