inferior oblique muscle

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in·fer·i·or ob·lique mus·cle

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr ō-blēk' mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, orbital plate of maxilla lateral to the lacrimal groove; insertion, sclera between the superior and lateral recti; action, primary, extorsion; secondary, elevation and abduction; nerve supply, oculomotor (inferior branch).
Synonym(s): musculus obliquus inferior [TA] .
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inferior oblique muscle

Extraocular muscle. Origin: inside front lower margin of maxillary part of orbit. Insertion: lateral surface of eyeball behind its equator. Nerve: oculomotor (CN III). Action: turns eye up and outward with lateral rotation.
See: extraocular for illus.
See also: muscle
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A randomized clinical trial comparing myectomy and recession in the management of inferior oblique muscle overaction.
Tenotomy of the inferior oblique muscle at its scleral insertion.
The overacting inferior oblique muscle (The XXXVI deSchweinitz L ecture).
The weakening surgical prosedures for elimination of overaction of the inferior oblique muscle. Am J Ophthalmol.
Combined bilateral superior rectus muscle recession and inferior oblique muscle weakening for dissociated vertical deviation.
Results of anterior Transpositions of the Inferior oblique muscle in incominant dissociated vertical deviation J AAPOS.
Comparison of anterior transposition and recession of the inferior oblique muscle in unilateral superior oblique paresis.
(10.) Guemes A, Wright KW Effect of graded anterior transposition of the inferior oblique muscle on versions and vertical deviation in primary position.
Results of inferior oblique muscle surgery in superior oblique paralysis.
Neuro-ophthalmological examination revealed mild palsy of the superior rectus, medial rectus, and inferior oblique muscles. Coordination, reactions, and other cranial nerve reflexes were found to be normal.

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