Definition of extraocular muscle in English:

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extraocular muscle

Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˌäkyələr ˈməs(ə)l/


Each of six small voluntary muscles controlling movement of the eyeball within the socket.
Example sentences
  • Other symptoms include photophobia, pain with extraocular muscle movement, excessive tearing, blepharospasm, foreign body sensation, gritty feeling, blurred vision, and headache.
  • It may be absent on one side, in which case the extraocular muscle usually innervated by the abducens (the lateral rectus) is supplied by the oculomotor nerve.
  • But this isn't a simple diabetic extraocular muscle palsy.
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