cranial nerve VI


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abducent nerve

The nerve for the lateral rectus ocular muscle.
 
Origin
A pontine nucleus below the 4th ventricle.

Route
Emerges between the pons and medulla oblongata.
 
Type
Motor.
 
Effects
Abducent nerve lesions cause outward deviation of the eyeball and double vision.

cranial nerve VI

Abducent nerve
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