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abducent

 [ab-du´sent]
serving to abduct something.

ab·du·cent

(ab-dū'sent),
1. Abducting; drawing away, especially away from the median plane.
2. Synonym(s): abducent nerve [CN VI]
Synonym(s): abducens
[L. abducens]

abducent

[abdo̅o̅′sənt]
Etymology: L, drawing away
pertaining to a movement away from the median line of the body.

ab·du·cent

(ab-dū'sĕnt)
1. Abducting; drawing away, especially away from the median plane.
Synonym(s): abducens.
2. Synonym(s): abducent nerve [CN VI].
[L. abducens]

abducent

Causing a separation. The word derives from the Latin ab , from, and ducere , to draw or lead. See also ABDUCTION.

ab·du·cent

(ab-dū'sĕnt)
Abducting; drawing away, especially away from the median plane.
Synonym(s): abducens.
[L. abducens]

abducent

abducting.

abducent nerve
the sixth cranial nerve; it arises from the pons and supplies the lateral rectus and retractor bulbi muscles of the eyeball, allowing for motion. Paralysis of the nerve causes a medial strabismus and absence of third eyelid protrusion when the corneal reflex is tested. See also Table 14.