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Extraocular muscles

Synonym(s)

  • EOM - extraocular muscle
  • extra-ocular muscle group
  • extrinsic muscle of eye
  • extrinsic muscles of eyeball
  • extrinsic ocular muscle
  • muscle of orbit
  • oculomotor muscles
  • orbital muscle group

Definition(s)

The muscles that move the eye. Included in this group are the medial rectus, lateral rectus, superior rectus, inferior rectus, inferior oblique, superior oblique, musculus orbitalis, and levator palpebrae superioris.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Voluntary muscles which control eye movement.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 21, 2014