abducens nerve


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abducens nerve

(æbˈdjuːsənz) or

abducent nerve

n
(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-)
n.
either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.
[1900–05]
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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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Pupil-sparing oculomotor nerve palsy was seen in the right eye, but the trochlear nerve (cranial nerve IV) and the abducens nerve (cranial nerve VI) were both intact (figure 1).
13) However, brain MRI is usually not necessary if there is a post lumbar puncture headache, being indicated only when headache is accompanied by abducens nerve palsy, lumbar radiculopathy or diagnostic confusion as a result of neck stiffness.
38) Abducens nerve paresis may be causes by ischaemia, local inflammation, or increased intracranial pressure.