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abducens

[ab′dyü·sənz]
(neuroscience)
The sixth cranial nerve in vertebrates; a paired, somatic motor nerve arising from the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain and supplying the lateral rectus eye muscles.
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Though reports of other cranial nerve palsies in leptospirosis are made in literature, abducent paralysis has not been mentioned hitherto.
The abducent nerve palsy was diagnosed in this buffalo on the basis of typical clinical signs of medial strabismus (medial rotation of both the eyes).
13) was seen in 14% of cases, one with Abducent palsy, one with Occulomotor and facial palsies and five with isolated facial palsy.
The cavernous sinus contains several nerves, including ophthalmic and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve, oculomotor nerve, trochlear and abducent nerves.
Six months later, he developed diplopia with a left abducent nerve paralysis, and recurrent disease was found within the left cavernous sinus (figure 1).
In a case series presented by Virendra Sachdeva et al, (8) from LVPEI, India 4 cases of isolated abducent nerve palsy was associated with hHcy.