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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All these Oculomotor nerves can be affected in the brainstem (nucleus or fascicular portion), in the subarachnoid space, in the cavernous sinus, at the superior orbital fissure, or in the orbit.
The cranial MRI revealed diffuse thickening of the cisternal and cavernous segments of bilateral oculomotor nerves and the cisternal and canalicular segments of bilateral facial and vestibulocochlear nerves.
(1) AHP of ocular origin includes head malpositions resulting from false information obtained from afferent vision paths, oculomotor nerves, or the vestibular aparatus.
Red arrow: basilar artery and yellow arrows: bilateral oculomotor nerves. * Foramen of Monro.
Detailed ophthalmologic examination included visual acuity, color vision, visual field, pupillary reaction to light, oculomotor nerves functions, as well as measurement of eye bulbs protrusion and fundus inspection.
Cranial neuropathy: The oculomotor nerves are most often affected (third, sixth, rarely fourth).