Definition of Medial rectus

1. Noun. The ocular muscle whose contraction turns the eyeball medially.

Definition of Medial rectus

1. Noun. A muscle in the orbit of the eye. ¹

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Medical Definition of Medial rectus

1. Origin, medial part of the anulus tendineus communis; insertion, medial part of sclera of the eye; action, adduction; nerve supply, oculomotor. Synonym: musculus rectus medialis, musculus rectus internus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Medial Rectus

medial palpebral ligament
medial part of longitudinal arch of foot
medial part of posterior cervical intertransversarii muscles
medial patellar retinaculum
medial pectoral nerve
medial plantar artery
medial plantar nerve
medial plate of pterygoid process
medial pole of ovary
medial popliteal nerve
medial preoptic nucleus
medial process of calcaneal tuberosity
medial pterygoid
medial pterygoid plate
medial puboprostatic ligament
medial rectus (current term)
medial rectus muscle
medial root of median nerve
medial root of optic tract
medial rotator
medial s
medial s's
medial segment
medial striate artery
medial sulcus of crus cerebri
medial superior genicular artery
medial supraclavicular nerve
medial supracondylar crest
medial supracondylar ridge
medial sural cutaneous nerve

Literary usage of Medial rectus

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1. Psychology from the standpoint of a behaviorist by John Broadus Watson (1919)
"The joint action of the medial rectus and of the lateral rectus rotates the eye inward and outward. The superior rectus aud the inferior rectus rotate the ..."

2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"... of lateral rectus Cut edge of fascia bulbi and conjunctiva Tendon of inferior rectus Tendon of medial rectus Fascia bulbi thrown back from eyeball FIG. ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"The medial rectus, which is the shortest and thickest of all the recti, springs from the medial part of the ..."

4. A Course in Vertebrate Zo├Âlogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1905)
"... the third pair of cranial nerves, which pass forward on each side and supply the following muscles of the eyeball: the superior rectus, medial rectus, ..."

5. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"tion of fibers to the medial rectus may facilitate the conjugate movements of the eyes in which the Medial and Lateral recti are especially involved. ..."

6. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The medial rectus and lateral rectus muscles mostly turn the eyeball and direct the pupil toward the nose and away from the nose, respectively The superior ..."

7. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"147) are divided into a lateral oblique and a medial rectus system, the rectus muscles of the two sides being separated by the linea alba already referred ..."

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