oculomotor nerve

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oculomotor nerve

n.
Either of the third pair of cranial nerves, which originate in the midbrain and control most of the muscles that move the eyeballs.

oculomotor nerve

n
(Anatomy) the third cranial nerve, which supplies most of the eye muscles

oculomo′tor nerve`


n.
either one of the third pair of cranial nerves, which innervate most of the muscles of the eyeball.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.oculomotor nerve - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eyeoculomotor nerve - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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Innervation of the extraocular muscle is contralateral for CN IV, and ipsilateral to the CN nucleus for CN III and VI.
In the setting of PA, the third cranial nerve (CN III) is the most frequently affected cranial nerve [4-7, 10], but sixth-cranial nerve (CN VI) palsy [12], multiple CN palsies [8, 13], and even bilateral lesions [9, 14] have also been reported.
The pupil examination, including PLR, if conducted accurately, provides the assessor with information about the functional status of the optic (CN II) and oculomotor (CN III) nerves and the midbrain.
As for function status at 6 months, CN IV had the highest score (1.96 [+ or -]0.79), whereas CN III had the lowest score (1.75 [+ or -] 0.84).
[11] 2000 53/F Paraplagia, fever, CN I, II, VI, VII, VIII Thajeb and Tsai [12] 2001 65/M Headache, hyperesthesia, fever, CN III, V Sivakumar and 2002 49/M Hemiparesis, seizure, fever, Chandrakantan [5] CN X Fam et al.
These cranial nerve palsies involve several cranial nerves (CN), including CN III (Oculomotor), CN VI (Abducens) and CN V (Trigeminal), not limited to the mandibular nerve alone.