abducens muscle


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abducens muscle

the extraocular lateral rectus muscle that moves the eyeball outward. See also extraocular muscles.

ab·du·cens mus·cle

(ab-dūsenz musĕl)
Small muscle that allows eyeball movement.

abducens muscle

, abducens oculi
Lateral rectus muscle, one of the extraocular muscles. Nerve: cranial nerve (CN VI). In clinical practice, referred to as the lateral rectus muscle.
See also: muscle