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Lateral Rectus

Definition of the noun lateral rectus

What does lateral rectus mean as a name of something?


  1. the ocular muscle whose contraction turns the eyeball outward

Alternative definition of the noun lateral rectus


  1. A muscle in the orbit of the eye.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Lateropulsion; Medial medullary syndrome; Nystagmus; Ocular tilt reaction; Oscillopsia; Saccades; Skew deviation; Sneezing; Vertigo Lateral Rectus Palsy - see ABDUCENS (VI) NERVE PALSY Laterocollis Laterocollis is a lateral head tilt; ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

lateral rectus A muscle used in controlling eye movements, for turning the eye away from the nose. Also known as internal rectus. The other five eye muscles are INFERIOR ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ophthalmology (2017)

by Robert Barry, Alastair Denniston

The six muscles that control the movement of the eye, comprising the medial rectus, lateral rectus, superior rectus, inferior rectus, superior oblique, and inferior oblique. The *levator palpebrae superioris functions to elevate the upper lid and is ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

contralateral synergist lateral rectus medial rectus superior oblique medial rectus inferior oblique superior rectus inferior ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

dorsal rectus, lateral rectus medal rectus, ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

Lateral rectus Superior view Superior oblique Trochlea Superior rectus Levator ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

Lateral rectus Superior view Superior oblique Trochlea Superior rectus Levator ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc, Roger W. Pease, Jr.

COMMON PE- RONEAL NERVE lateral pterygoid muscle n : PTERYGOID MUSCLE a lateral pterygoid nerve n : PTERYGOID NERVE a lateral pterygoid plate n : PTERYGOID PLATE a lateral rectus n : RECTUS 2b lateral reticular nucleus n ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders (2010)

The abducens nucleus in the pons controls horizontal eye movements innervating the ipsilateral lateral rectus through cranial nerve 6, and via the medial longitudinal fasciculus, the MLF, the contralteral medial rectus subnucleus of cranial ...

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