abducens nerve

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abducens nerve

(æbˈdjuːsənz) or

abducent nerve

(Anatomy) either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

ab•du′cens nerve`

(æbˈdu sɛnz, -sənz, -ˈdyu-)
either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.
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Noun1.abducens nerve - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eyeabducens nerve - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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Gradenigo's syndrome is characterised by a classic triad of discharging ear, retro-orbital pain, abducens nerve paralysis causing diplopia.
Physical and neurological examination performed at admission verified upper right-sided eyelid ptosis, right-sided oculomotor cranial nerve palsy and partial right-sided abducens nerve palsy without nystagmus (Fig.
Moebius syndrome (MS; %157900), also known as Moebius sequence, is a nonprogressive disease characterized by congenital facial and abducens nerve paralysis and is included in the group of congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders (CCDD).
Orbital apex syndrome (OAS) has been described as a syndrome involving damage to the oculomotor nerve (CN3), trochlear nerve (CN4), ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve (CN5) and abducens nerve (CN6) in association with optic nerve dysfunction.
Diabetic abducens nerve palsy main symptoms include ocular motility disorders and diplopia.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Chemosis and Abducens Nerve (CN VI) Palsy.
Augmented Hummelsheim procedure to treat complete abducens nerve palsy.
Movement of third eyelid across eye occurs in response to globe retraction caused by action retractor bulbi, innervated by abducens nerve (Mitchell, 2012).
The oculomotor nerve has been involved frequently in 85% of cases, abducens nerve in 70% of cases, trochlear nerve in 29% of cases, and ophthalmic division of trigeminal nerve in 30% of cases [11], and periarterial sympathetic fibers were in 20% of cases that causes Horner's syndrome [12, 13].
MRSA with progression from otitis media and sphenoid sinusitis to clival osteomyelitis, pachymeningitis and abducens nerve palsy in an immunocompetent 10-year-old patient.
Amongst the NPC patients worldwide, the abducens nerve was the most commonly affected by the tumor, and multiple cranial nerve involvement were seen amongst Malaysian patients.
Cranial nerve examination revealed a decreased ability to abduct the right eye consistent with abducens nerve palsy.