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superior oblique muscle

superior oblique muscle in Medicine

superior oblique muscle n.
A muscle with origin above the medial margin of the optic canal, with insertion by a tendon passing through the trochlea to the sclera between the superior rectus and lateral rectus muscles, with nerve supply from the trochlear nerve, and whose action directs the pupil of the eye downward and outward.

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  • Next comes the question of the superior oblique muscle and the trochlearis nerve.

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell

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