Definition of Oculomotor nerve

1. Noun. Supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye.

Definition of Oculomotor nerve

1. Noun. The third of twelve paired cranial nerves, which controls most of the eye's movements and constriction of the pupil and maintains an open eyelid. ¹

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Medical Definition of Oculomotor nerve

1. Responsible for motor enervation of upper eyelid muscle, extraocular muscle and pupillary muscle. Lesions of the oculomotor nerve results in ptosis (dropping eyelid), deviation of the eyeball outward, double vision and a dilated pupil. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oculomotor Nerve

oculodentodigital dysplasia
oculodermal melanosis
oculoencephalic angiomatosis
oculogyric crises
oculomotor muscles
oculomotor nerve (current term)
oculomotor nerve paralysis
oculomotor nerves
oculomotor nucleus
oculomotor response
oculomotor root of ciliary ganglion
oculomotor system
oculopharyngeal dystrophy
oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
oculopharyngeal syndrome

Literary usage of Oculomotor 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 Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The oculomotor nerve (N. oculomotorius) This is a pure motor nerve. If all its fibers be interrupted, there will be total paralysis in its domain, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Congenital Palsy of the oculomotor nerve with Continuous Movements of the ... the oculomotor nerve, with constant variations in the diameter of the pupil, ..."

3. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The third or oculomotor nerve arises (Fig. 138, ///) from the pedunculus cerebri and passes into the orbit through the orbital fissure. ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1914)
"All the fibers in each muscular branch of the oculomotor nerve— with the exception of that to the internal rectus muscle—were primitively •direct; ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The superior division of the oculomotor nerve lies immediately beneath the Rectus superior, while the nasociliary nerve crosses the optic nerve to reach the ..."

6. Text-book of ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1892)
"But the fibers which arise from it do not join with the trunk of the oculomotor nerve, which runs downward, but pass in the opposite directions upward and ..."

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