Definition of Abducent nerve

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




Definition of Abducent nerve

1. Noun. (context: anatomy) (alternate spelling of abducens nerve) ¹

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Medical Definition of Abducent nerve

1. The abducent nerve enervates a muscle which moves the eyeball. Lesions of the sixth cranial nerve result in deviation of the eyeball outward and double vision. Synonym: cranial nerve VI. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Abducent nerve

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The abducent nerve supplies the Hectus lateralis oculi. ... The abducent nerve is joined by several filaments from the carotid and cavernous plexuses, ..."

2. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord with special reference to mechanism and by Harris Ellett Santee (1907)
"The abducent nerve (n. abducens) is a motor nerve to the eye. It issues from the pons at its inferior border, or from the transverse groove between the pons ..."

3. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray, Warren Harmon Lewis (1918)
"The abducent nerve supplies the Rectus lateralis oculi. ... The abducent nerve is joined by several filaments from Rectus lateralis- III. nerve VI. nerve- ..."

4. Medical Ophthalmology by Arnold Herman Knapp (1918)
"Together with an involvement of the abducent nerve, an associated paralysis of the internal rectus of the opposite side is frequently found in tumors of the ..."

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