My watch list  

Inferior branch of oculomotor nerve

Nerve: Inferior branch of oculomotor nerve
Plan of oculomotor nerve. (Inferior branch visible at bottom.)
Latin ramus inferior nervi oculomotorii
Gray's subject #198 884
Innervates Inferior rectus, Medial rectus, Inferior oblique, Ciliary
From oculomotor nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12690314

The inferior branch of the oculomotor nerve or the inferior division, the larger, divides into three branches.

  • One passes beneath the optic nerve to the medial rectus.
  • Another, to the inferior rectus.
  • The third and longest runs forward between the inferior recti and lateralis to the inferior oblique. From the last a short thick branch is given off to the lower part of the ciliary ganglion, and forms its short root.

All these branches enter the muscles on their ocular surfaces, with the exception of the nerve to the inferior oblique, which enters the muscle at its posterior border.

Additional images

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Inferior_branch_of_oculomotor_nerve". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE