The superior rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of the extraocular muscles. It is innervated by the superior division of the oculomotor nerve (Cranial Nerve III). In the primary position (looking straight ahead), the superior rectus muscle's primary function is elevation, although it also contributes to intorsion and adduction. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_rectus_muscle ]

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Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
dorsal recti [ ZFA : 0000345 ]
definition
  • The superior rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of the extraocular muscles. It is innervated by the superior division of the oculomotor nerve (Cranial Nerve III). In the primary position (looking straight ahead), the superior rectus muscle's primary function is elevation, although it also contributes to intorsion and adduction.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Eyemuscles.png
has exact synonym
  • dorsal rectus extraocular muscle
  • m. rectus superior
  • superior rectus muscle
  • superior rectus
  • musculus rectus superior
has related synonym
  • musculus rectus superior bulbi
  • dorsal recti
  • dorsal rectus
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:0006323