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Definition: 'Superior Oblique (muscle)'

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superior oblique (muscle)

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. extraocular muscle in orbit; origin, above the medial margin of the optic canal; insertion, by a tendon passing through the trochlea, or pulley, and then reflected backward, downward, and laterally to the sclera between the superior and lateral recti; action, primary, intorsion; secondary, depression and abduction; nerve supply, trochlear nerve.

Synonyms: musculus obliquus superior (bulbi)

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