Sensory areas of the head, showing the general distribution of the three divisions of the fifth nerve. (Infratrochlear nerve labeled at center left.)
Nerves of the orbit, and the ciliary ganglion. Side view.
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
Infratrochlear means "below the trochlea". The term trochlea means "pulley" in Latin. Specifically, the trochlea referred to is a bony loop at the inner and upper corner of the eye socket (trochlea of superior oblique), through which the tendon of the superior oblique muscle passes.