Definition of Abducens

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




Definition of Abducens

1. Noun. (anatomy) The abducens nerve: the nerve in humans and most animals that governs the motion of the lateral rectus muscle of the eye ¹

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Definition of Abducens

1. a cranial nerve [n -CENTES]

Medical Definition of Abducens

1. 1. Abducting; drawing away, especially away from the median plane. Synonym: abducent nerve, abducens. Origin: L. Abducens (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Abducens

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The abducens Nerve (N. abducens) This purely motor nerve innervates only one ... abducens paralysis is not uncommon. It may be due to compression from ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The sixth nerve, the abducens, arises from the medulla, as already described (Fig. 138, VI, and page 347). It passes into the orbit through the orbital ..."

3. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"NERVUS abducens. The nucleus of the abducens nerve lies in the floor of the fourth ventricle and in the colliculus facialis. The emergent fibres of the ..."

4. The Anatomy of the Frog by Alexander Ecker, George Haslam (1889)
"The abducens nucleus (Fig. 100 o). From its superficial origin, the fibres of the abducens nerve may be traced vertically upwards to a small, rounded, ..."

5. Clinical Investigations on Squint: A Monograph by C. Schweigger, Gustavus Hartridge (1887)
"CONVERGENT squint as a result of paralysis of the abducens is not very often seen. It is first to be observed that a convergent squint, including the whole ..."

6. A Manual of the Nervous Diseases of Man by Moritz Heinrich Romberg (1853)
"CHAPTER V. SPASM IN THE BANGE OF THE NERVES OF THE EYE, THE OCULOMOTOR, THE TROCHLEAR, AND THE abducens. STRABISMUS, NYSTAGMUS, SQUINTING. ..."

7. An Atlas of the Medulla and Midbrain: A Laboratory Manual by Florence Rena Sabin (1901)
"The N. abducens is the second nerve of the median group. Its nucleus makes a landmark in all of the views of the model, but shows best in Plates v and vi. ..."

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