abducent


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abducent

(æbˈdjuːsənt)
adj
(Physiology) (of a muscle) abducting
[C18: from Latin abdūcent-, abdūcens leading away, from abdūcere, from ab- away + dūcere to lead, carry]

ab•du•cent

(æbˈdu sənt, -ˈdyu-)

adj.
drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting.
[1705–15; < Latin abdūcent-, s. of abdūcēns, present participle of abducere. See abduct]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abducent - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eyeabducent - 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
Adj.1.abducent - especially of musclesabducent - especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
adducent, adducting, adductive - especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
Translations

abducent

[æbˈdjuːsənt] ADJabductor

ab·du·cent

a. abducente; abductor.
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All patients received IEA therapy once a day and five times every week; we test patients for diplopia and function of eye movement every ten times, the data of max horizontal deviations generated by computerized diplopia test system and the difference value between abducent distances for both eyes were collected.
The cause of limited eye movement should be assessed with care, as it may have been caused by the presence of a foreign body, trauma to the oculomotor, trochlear and abducent nerves or muscle impingement in fractured bones in the orbital walls.
Physical examination showed a Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) of 14 (motor response 5, eye opening 5, verbal response 4), abducent nerve palsy, terminal neck stiffness, a blood pressure of 102/79 mmHg, a pulse rate of 90 bpm and a temperature of 35.
6,7) The hitherto undescribed entity of bilateral abducent nerve palsy as a manifestation of neuroleptospirosis is reported herewith.
Occulomotor (3rd), supratrochlear (4th), first branch of trigeminal (5th) and abducent (6th) cranial nerves enter the orbit through the supraorbital fissure while the optic nerve along with the ophthalmic artery enters the orbit via the optic canal.
9 Percent) had cranial ner ve palsies with abducent ner ve being the most commonly involved cranial ner ve (25 Percent).