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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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He also showed complete recovery from abducent palsy over the next five days and was discharged on the eleventh day after admission.
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).
Dorsolateral view to the brain with meninges: A= cerebrum, B= optic lobe, C= cerebellum, D= medulla oblongata, E= spinal cord, 1= nuchal flexure, 2= abducent nerve., 3= tentorum cerebelli, 4= falex cerebri, 5= dura matter, 6= arachnoid, 7= dorsal cerebral longitudinal fissure, 8= dorsal transverse fissure, 9= olfactory nerve, 10= optic nerve, 11= trochlear nerve, 12= oculomotor, 13= trigeminal nerve.
of cases % Altered sensorium 38 76 Bulging anterior frontonelle 19 38 Cranial Nerve Palsy Occulomotor 1 2 Abducent 1 2 Facial 6 12 Motor system Hemiplegia 4 8 Neck rigidity 26 52 Kernig's sign 18 36 Brudzinski's sign 11 22 Fundal changes papilledema 7 14 Subdural effusion 2 4 76% of patients had altered sensorium and 24% of patients were conscious and coherent.
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).
of patients [7.sup.th] (facial nerve) 6 [3.sup.rd] (oculomotor nerve) 5 [6.sup.th] (abducent nerve) 4 [4.sup.th] (trochlear nerve) 0 Total recovery 15 [3.sup.rd] nerve 2 [6.sup.th] nerve 1 DISCUSSION: Head injuries have remained a major problem because of increasing incidence, irreversible damage & associated ocular, ENT, plastic surgery & neurological problems.