lateral rectus muscle of head

n.

A muscle with origin from the transverse process of the atlas, with insertion into the occipital bone, with nerve supply from the first cervical nerve, and whose action inclines the head to one side.

Nearby words

  1. lateral plane,
  2. lateral plantar nerve,
  3. lateral plate,
  4. lateral pterygoid muscle,
  5. lateral rectus muscle,
  6. lateral recumbent position,
  7. lateral region,
  8. lateral resistance,
  9. lateral sacral vein,
  10. lateral spinal sclerosis


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