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Lateral rectus muscle

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The lateral rectus muscle is one of the 6 extraocular muscles that control eye movements. It is responsible for abduction and is the only muscle that is innervated by the abducens nerve (CN VI). It should normally measure 2.9 ± 0.6 mm.

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Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 10413
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lateral rectus

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  • Figure 1: extra-ocular muscles
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  • Figure 2: extra-ocular muscles
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  • Figure 3: anatomy of the extraocular muscles
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  • Figure 4: anatomy of the extraocular muscles
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  • Figure 5: extra-ocular muscle movements
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