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Inferior rectus
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Rectus muscles:
2 = superior, 3 = inferior, 4 = medial, 5 = lateral
Oblique muscles: 6 = superior, 8 = inferior
Other muscle: 9 = levator palpebrae superioris
Other structures: 1 = Annulus of Zinn, 7 = Trochlea, 10 = Superior tarsus, 11 = Sclera, 12 = Optic nerve
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Sagittal section of right orbital cavity.
Latin musculus rectus inferior bulbi
Gray's subject #227 1022
Origin: annulus of Zinn at the orbital apex
Insertion: 6.5 mm inferior to the limbus
Artery:
Nerve: inferior branch of oculomotor nerve
Action: depression and adduction
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12550484

The inferior rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit.

Actions[edit | edit source]

It depresses, adducts, and rotates laterally the eye.

Innervation[edit | edit source]

As with most of the muscles of the orbit, it is innervated by the oculomotor nerve (Cranial Nerve III).

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External links[edit | edit source]

hu:Musculus rectus inferior nl:Musculus rectus inferior

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