Cranial nerve which connects the midbrain to the extra-ocular and intra-ocular muscles. [ ]

Synonyms: oculomotor nerve [III] nervus oculomotorius [III] oculomotor III nerve oculomotor III third cranial nerve oculomotor nerve tree nervus oculomotorius

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

3n [ BIRNLEX:1646 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

latin term
nervus oculomotorius [III] [ FMA:TA FMA:50864 ]

depicted by

external definition

Somatic efferent fibers which innervate four eye muscles.[AAO]

has related synonym

cranial nerve III



nerve III

oculomotor nerve or its root

homology notes

We conclude this section by listing some of the many synapomorphies of craniates, including (...) (5) cranial nerves (...) (reference 1); Phylogenetically, the cranial nerves are thought to have evolved from dorsal and ventral nerves of a few anterior spinal nerves that became incorporated into the braincase. Dorsal and ventral nerves fuse in the trunk but not in the head, and they produce two series: dorsal cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X) and ventral cranial nerves (III, IV, VI, and XIII) (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]