superior obliquemedical dictionary

<anatomy, muscle> Origin, above the medial margin of the optic canal; insertion, by a tendon passing through the trochlea, or pulley, and then reflected backward, downward, and laterally to the sclera between the superior and lateral recti; action, primary, intorsion; secondary, depression and abduction; nerve supply, trochlear nerve.

Synonyms: musculus obliquus superior.

(05 Mar 2000)