inferior oblique muscle of head


A muscle with origin in the spinous process of the axis, with insertion into the transverse process of the atlas, with nerve supply from the suboccipital nerve, and whose action rotates the head.

Nearby words

  1. inferior medullary velum,
  2. inferior mesenteric lymph node,
  3. inferior mesenteric plexus,
  4. inferior mesenteric vein,
  5. inferior oblique muscle,
  6. inferior ophthalmic vein,
  7. inferior ovary,
  8. inferior petrosal sinus,
  9. inferior phrenic vein,
  10. inferior planet

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