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Figure 20.3. Organization of the several cranial nerve nuclei that govern eye movements, showing their innervation of the extraocular muscles.

Figure 20.3

Organization of the several cranial nerve nuclei that govern eye movements, showing their innervation of the extraocular muscles. The abducens nucleus innervates the lateral rectus muscle; the trochlear nucleus innervates the superior oblique muscle; and the oculomotor nucleus innervates all the rest of the extraocular muscles (the medial rectus, inferior rectus, superior rectus, and inferior oblique).

From: The Actions and Innervation of Extraocular Muscles

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Neuroscience. 2nd edition.
Purves D, Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, et al., editors.
Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates; 2001.
Copyright © 2001, Sinauer Associates, Inc.

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