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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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ab·du·cent

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