Lateral rectus muscle

Muscle infobox
Name = Lateral rectus
Latin = musculus rectus lateralis bulbi
GraySubject = 227
GrayPage = 1022



Caption = "Rectus muscles:"
2 = superior, 3 = inferior, 4 = medial, 5 = lateral
"Oblique muscles:" 6 = superior, 8 = inferior
"Other muscle:" 9 = levator palpebrae superioris
"Other structures:" 1 = Annulus of Zinn, 7 = Trochlea, 10 = Superior tarsus, 11 = Sclera, 12 = Optic nerve


Caption2 = Figure showing the mode of innervation of the Recti medialis and lateralis of the eye.
Origin = annulus of Zinn at the orbital apex
Insertion = 7 mm temporal to the limbus
Blood =
Nerve = abducens nerve
Action = abducts the eyeball (makes it move outwards)
DorlandsPre = m_22
DorlandsSuf = 12550497
:"For the muscle of the neck, see Rectus capitis lateralis muscle"The lateral rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of six extraocular muscles that control the movements of the eye (abduction in this case) and the only muscle innervated by the abducens nerve, cranial nerve VI.


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