Definition of Abducens nerve

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




Definition of Abducens nerve

1. Noun. (context: anatomy) A nerve that controls the lateral rectus muscle, in the eye. ¹

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Medical Definition of Abducens nerve

1. The 6th cranial nerve. The abducens nerve originates in the abducens nucleus of the pons and sends motor fibres to the lateral rectus muscles of the eye. Damage to the nerve or its nucleus disrupts horizontal eye movement control. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Abducens nerve

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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 muscle (M. rectus lat- eralis), a muscle that moves the eyeball directly ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"... abducens nerve ..."

3. The Anatomy of the Frog by Alexander Ecker, George Haslam (1889)
"From its superficial origin, the fibres of the abducens nerve may be traced vertically upwards to a small, rounded, grey mass ; at this point the mass is ..."

4. The Dublin dissector or Manual of anatomy by Robert Harrison (1854)
"SIXTH or abducens nerve, after traversing the cavernous sinus (where it is joined by branches from the sympathetic nerve) on the outer side of the carotid ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Nervous System by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"The nerve then turns sharply lateralward over the dorsal surface of the nucleus of the abducens nerve, and helps to form the elevation in the rhomboid fossa ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Central Nervous Organs in Health and Disease by Heinrich Obersteiner (1890)
"The separate bundles of the abducens nerve traced ... passing beneath the ascending cms of the facial nerve, enters the abducens nerve of the opposite ..."

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