The lateral rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of six extraocular muscles that control the movements of the eye (abduction in this case) and the only muscle innervated by the abducens nerve, cranial nerve VI. [WP,unvetted]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_rectus_muscle ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
lateral recti [ ZFA : 0000383 ]
definition
  • The lateral rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of six extraocular muscles that control the movements of the eye (abduction in this case) and the only muscle innervated by the abducens nerve, cranial nerve VI. [WP,unvetted].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Eyemuscles.png
external definition
  • Cranial nerve VI innervated; lateral in the rectus group.[AAO]
has alternative id
  • UBERON:0004837
has exact synonym
  • posterior rectus
  • lateral rectus
  • lateral rectus muscle
  • M. rectus lateralis
  • musculus rectus lateralis
  • lateral rectus extraocular muscle
has related synonym
  • musculus rectus lateralis bulbi
  • lateral recti
  • lateral extraocular muscle
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:0001603