The medial rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. As with most of the muscles of the orbit, it is innervated by the inferior division of the oculomotor nerve (Cranial Nerve III). This muscle shares an origin with several other extrinsic eye muscles, the anulus tendineus, or common tendon. It is the largest of the extraocular muscles and its only action is adduction of the eyeball. [WP,unvetted]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medial_rectus_muscle ]

Synonyms: m. rectus medialis musculus rectus medialis medial rectus medial rectus muscle medial rectus extraocular muscle

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
medial recti [ ZFA:0000301 ]

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Taxon notes (from VHOG): "The ability to rotate the eyeball is common to all vertebrates with well-developed eyes, regardless of the habitat in which they live, so these [extrinsic ocular] muscles tend to be conservative. They change little during the course of evolution." Liem KF, Bemis WE, Walker WF, Grande L, Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective, Third Edition (2001) Orlando Fla.: Harcourt College Publishers, p.331 [VHOG:0001127]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Eyemuscles.png

has alternative id

UBERON:0004836

has related synonym

musculus rectus medialis bulbi

medial recti

homology notes

The ability to rotate the eyeball is common to all vertebrates with well-developed eyes, regardless of the habitat in which they live, so these [extrinsic ocular] muscles tend to be conservative. They change little during the course of evolution.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001602