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abducens

 [ab-du´senz] (L.)
abducens nerve the sixth cranial nerve; it arises from the pons and supplies the lateral rectus muscle of the eyeball, allowing for motion. Paralysis of the nerve causes diplopia (double vision). See anatomic Table of Nerves in the Appendices.

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]

abducens

(ăb-do͞o′sənz, -dyo͞o′-)
n. pl. abducentes (ăb′do͞o-sĕn′tēz′, -dyo͞o-)
Either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves that convey motor impulses to the rectus muscle on the lateral side of each eye.

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]

ab·du·cent

(ab-dū'sĕnt)
Abducting; drawing away, especially away from the median plane.
Synonym(s): abducens.
[L. abducens]
References in periodicals archive ?
Nayak, "Benign recurrent sixth (abducens) nerve palsy following measles-mumps-rubella vaccination," Case Reports in Pediatrics, vol.
riMLF: rostral interstitial nucleus of medial longitudinal fasciculus, iNC: interstitial nucleus of Cajal, CCN: caudal central subnucleus, MLF: medial longitudinal fasciculus, III N: oculomotor nucleus, VI N: abducens nucleus, IO: intraocular muscles, SR: superior rectus muscle, MR: medial rectus muscle, Lid: Levator palpebrae superioris muscle, IR: inferior rectus muscle, and pupil: sphincter pupillae muscles.
Kountakis, "Management of abducens palsy in patients with petrositis," Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, vol.
Moebius syndrome is defined as a congenital, non-progressive syndrome presenting with typical association of facial and abducens nerve palsy.
We observed 74 patients with isolated unilateral diabetic abducens nerve palsy between 2011 and 2014.
The disorder presents with varying phenotype and severity resulting in unilateral or bilateral paralysis of facial and abducens cranial nerve.
developed an abducens nerve palsy on day eight of her admission [2] and took a week later to recover in terms of symptoms.
Cranial nerve VI (abducens) palsy may occur as an early localizing sign in up to 20% of the patients (Capobianco, Brazis, & Cheshire, 1997; Friedman, Forman, Levi, Lavin, & Donahue, 1998; Rush, 1980).
It may mimic bilateral and sometimes unilateral nervus abducens paresis.
Movement of third eyelid across eye occurs in response to globe retraction caused by action retractor bulbi, innervated by abducens nerve (Mitchell, 2012).
MRSA with progression from otitis media and sphenoid sinusitis to clival osteomyelitis, pachymeningitis and abducens nerve palsy in an immunocompetent 10-year-old patient.
Ophthalmoparesis ensues when granulomatous inflammation in the cavernous sinus extends to oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens cranial nerves, whereas paresthesia of the forehead occurs with involvement of the superior division of the trigeminal nerve.