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Orthoptist intro

Muscles (extraocular)

TermDefinition
Agonist Extraocular muscle, prime mover, functions to a greater degree than its synergist in each of the gaze positions do.
Synergist A muscle that aids the primary action of the agonist
Antagonist The muscle whose action OPPOSES that of the agonist.
Yoke Muscles One muscle in each eye that, when paired, move the two eyes into a given gaze
Contralateral Antagonist Antagonist to the prime mover in the FELLOW EYE
Contralateral Synergist Muscle in the FELLOW EYE that AIDS the prime mover
Ipsilateral Antagonist Antagonist to the prime mover in the SAME EYE
Ipsilateral Synergist Muscle in the SAME EYE that aids the prime mover in its action
Created by: Hebaalbaiaty