Medial rectus muscle
Figure showing the mode of innervation of the Recti medialis and lateralis of the eye.
|Origin||annulus of Zinn at the orbital apex|
|Insertion||5.5 mm medial to the limbus|
|Nerve||inferior division of the oculomotor nerve|
|Actions||adducts the eyeball (makes it move inwards)|
|Latin||musculus rectus medialis bulbi|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
This muscle shares an origin with several other extrinsic eye muscles, the anulus tendineus, or common tendon.
- Anatomy figure: 29:01-06 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- lesson3 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (orbit4)
- Diagram at howstuffworks.com
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