sixth cranial nerve


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Noun1.sixth cranial nerve - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eyesixth cranial 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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Cause and prognosis of neurologically isolated third, fourth, or sixth cranial nerve dysfunction in cases of oculomotor palsy.
She had been wrongly diagnosed as suffering from bilateral sixth cranial nerve palsies as a result of raised intracranial pressure.
The trigeminal ganglion and the sixth cranial nerve are separated from the bony petrous apex only by the dura mater, hence their vulnerability to inflammatory processes occurring within this region.
But with start of steroid therapy, fourth cranial nerve palsy improved partially whereas third and sixth cranial nerve palsy persisted on left side (Table 1, Figure 2).
The sixth cranial nerve (abducens nerve) innervates the lateral rectus muscle in the ipsilateral eye.