Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head
You selected: medial rectusContraction of the medial rectus muscle helps moves the eye to the middle, as when crossing one's eyes (adduction of the eye).
The oculomotor nerve (CN III, or cranial nerve #3) innervates this muscle. In addition, CN III controls all eye muscles except the lateral rectus (also shown in this section) which is controlled by CN VI (abducens nerve), and the superior oblique muscle (not shown) which is controlled by CN IV (trochlear).
eye | lens | medial rectus | lateral rectus | ethmoid sinus | sphenoid sinus | nasal septum | temporalis muscle | brain |
Module Name: a_vm1110
Module Title: Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head
Image Info: Gross specimen, transverse section
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: Feb 4th, 1997
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