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  1. a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

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Google previewPain Review (2009)

by Steven D. Waldman

The abducens nerve is the sixth cranial nerve and is denoted by the Roman numeral VI. The abducens nerve is composed of somatic general efferent motor fibers. It innervates the lateral rectus extraocular muscle of the ipsilateral orbit ( Fig.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye, Four-Volume Set (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

The abducens nerve provides motor innervation to only one extraocular muscle in humans, the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle. While CNVI innervates the retrobulbar muscle in animals such as rats and rabbits, nonhuman primates and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Abducens nerve palsy may occur anywhere along its nuclear, fascicular, subarachnoid, petrous apex, cavernous sinus, and orbital course. It may be an isolated finding or be associated with accompanying neurological features which may ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1917)

by Casey Albert Wood

Abducens nerve. Oculomuscularis internus. OCUL()MUSCUL.\RIS sursmoa.

Google previewDictionary of Human Neuroanatomy (2012)

by Martin C. Hirsch

— Dopaminergic cell groups A8-A10 Abducens nerve (WI) Nerves 3 TA Latin: N. abducens (N. VI) TA ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

The abducens nerve has a relatively long course with several important clinical relationships. The abducens nucleus lies in close proximity to the paramedian pontine reticular formation (PPRF) and facial nerve genu within the lower pons at ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

abducens nerve See nerve, abducens. abducens nerve palsy See paralysis of the sixth nerve. abduct To turn away from ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

abducens nerve, abducent (2), sixth cranial nerve [CN VI]. ab-duct (ab-dukt") To move away from the median plane. SYN abduce. ab-duction (ab-dük'shūn) 1. Movement of a body part away from the median ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

The ABDUCENS NERVE (the sixth cranial nerve) is a motor nerve innervating the lateral rectus muscle of the eye involved in rolling the eyeball laterally ( abduction). The abducens nucleus is located dorsally in the pontine tegmentum, and the ...

Google previewBergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation (2016)

by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas

classified the persistent trigeminal artery by its relationship to the abducens nerve, distinguishing a lateral (petrosal) from a medial (sphenoidal ) variation. When the artery courses lateral to the sixth cranial nerve it arises from ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press

abducens nerve around the midriff just under the ribcage. The hands of the rescuer are held as a fist and short sharp thrusts into the patient's upper abdomen are made in order to dislodge the obstructing article from the airway.

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

abducens nerve [L, abducere, to take away], either of the paired sixth cranial nerves. It arises in the pons near the fourth ventricle, leaves the brainstem between the medulla oblongata and pons, and passes ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

abducens nerve [L, abducere, to take away], either of the paired sixth cranial nerves. It arises in the pons near the fourth ventricle, leaves the brainstem between the medulla oblongata and pons, and passes ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of The Human Being - The Human Being (2012)

abducens nerve Motor nerve involved in lateral movements of the eye. facial nerve vestibulocochlear nerve Sensory nerve responsible for hearing and balance.

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