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.
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oculomotor nerve

n
(Anatomy) the third cranial nerve, which supplies most of the eye muscles
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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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CONCLUSION: In patients presenting with loss of consciousness, occulomotor nerve palsy, neuropsychiatric involvement, bilateral paramedian thalamic infarction, the possibility of artery of percheron infarct should be considered.
Ceratitis and blindness may be observed when ZZ develops in the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nevre, osteonecrosis and dental shedding may be observed when the maxillary or mandibular branches of the trigeminal nerve are involved, eruption in the outer ear way and hard palate and facial paralysis (Ramsey Hunt syndrome) may be observed when the facial nerve is involved and ophthalmoplegia, optic neuritis or both may be observed when the occulomotor nerve is involved.
III CN refers to the occulomotor nerve. Past medical history (PMH) or coincidental conditions include ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).