abducens nerve

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Synonyms for abducens nerve

a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

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4) Also, cranial neuropathies are seen in as many as 50% of cases; the oculomotor nerve is generally considered to be the most frequently involved nerve, (5) although one series found that the abducens nerve was the most common cranial nerve involved in sphenoid pathologies, including neoplasms.
c) Abducens nerve paresis may be caused by ischaemia or raised intracranial pressure
Intracavernous carotid aneurysm--an unusual cause of isolated abducens nerve palsy.
This A-Z treatment containing some 500 entries from abducens nerve to Zocor covers all aspects of the disease.
Isolated weakness due to myasthenia gravis has been reported involving the distal hand, unilateral ptosis or unilateral abducens nerve palsy.