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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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Once the fibers reach the cavernous sinus, they travel with the abducens nerve before joining the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve and entering the orbit with its nasociliary branch.
Schoffler, "Long-term follow-up of children with benign abducens nerve palsy," Eye, vol.
The left abducens palsy might be a movement of the intact side with nystagmus.
Gradenigo, "Ueber die paralyse des Nervus abducens bei Otitis," Archiv fur Ohrenheilkunde, vol.
(8,9) The most frequently involved cranial nerve is the oculomotor nerve, followed by abducens nerve.
Moebius syndrome (MS; %157900), also known as Moebius sequence, is a nonprogressive disease characterized by congenital facial and abducens nerve paralysis and is included in the group of congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders (CCDD).
Diabetic abducens nerve palsy main symptoms include ocular motility disorders and diplopia.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Chemosis and Abducens Nerve (CN VI) Palsy.
Moebius Syndrome is a rare disease characterized by permanent facial paralysis caused by decreased or absent formation of VI (abducens) and VII (facial) cranial nerve.