abducent nerve

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Noun1.abducent nerve - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eyeabducent 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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(6) Additional clinical symptoms include diplopia (typically related to traction on cranial nerve VI (3-6) more than effects on cranial nerves III or IV), cochlear vestibular symptoms of tinnitus, sensorineural hearing loss and dizziness, nausea, gait disturbance, movement disorder, galactorrhea, and memory deficits.
Three cranial nerves carry motor impulses from the brain to the eyeball muscles: 1) oculomotor (cranial nerve III); 2) trochlear (cranial nerve IV); and, 3) abducens (cranial nerve VI) (Cohen and Hull, 2016).
(2) OAS can lead to dysfunction of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V1), oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve III), trochlear nerve (cranial nerve IV), abducens nerve (cranial nerve VI), and optic nerve (cranial nerve II).
Baus, "Idiopathic Unilateral Cranial Nerve VI Palsy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.