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Lateral 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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Figure showing the mode of innervation of the Recti medialis and lateralis of the eye.
Latin Rectus lateralus
Gray's subject #227 1022
Origin: annulus of Zinn at the orbital apex
Insertion: 7 mm temporal to the limbus
Artery:
Nerve: abducens nerve
Action: abducts the eyeball (makes it move outwards)
For the muscle of the neck, see Rectus capitis lateralis muscle

The lateral rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of six extraocular muscles that control the movements of the eye and the only muscle innervated by the abducens nerve, cranial nerve VI.

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