superior rectus

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Related to superior rectus: medial rectus muscle, lateral rectus, Levator palpebrae superioris, Levator palpebræ superioris
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Synonyms for superior rectus

the ocular muscle whose contraction turns the eyeball upward and medially

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An office test includes having the patient sustain an upward gaze, inducing superior rectus or levator muscle fatigue and causing eyelid drooping.
Action of the Extraocular Muscles with the Eye in Primary Position Muscle Primary Action Secondary action Tertiary Action Medical rectus Adduction Lateral rectus Abduction Superior rectus Elevation Intorsion Adduction Inferior rectus Depression Extorsion Adduction Superior oblique Intorsion Depression Abduction Inferior oblique Extorsion Elevation Abduction
c) It supplies the superior rectus muscle of the opposite eye
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