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EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT & STEM CELL COMPENDIUM
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Extraocular Muscles


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The extraocular muscles (EOM) are the muscles responsible for moving and rotating the eye in a highly coordinated manner. The extraocular muscles include the levator palpebrae superioris, which allows for movement of the upper lid and the seven skeletal muscles that move the eye: the inferior rectus (IR); medial rectus (MR); superior oblique(SO); levator palpebrae (LP); superior rectus (SR); lateral rectus (LR); and retractor bulbi (RB).

Eye muscles, craniofacial muscles, head muscles
Extraocular Muscles
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent