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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Dr Simon Grant BSc PhD Oculomotor, trochlear or abducens nerve palsies are relatively common, but pose challenges for clinical management.
Classical abducens nerve palsy presents as unilateral non-comitant esotropia in primary gaze with horizontal (uncrossed) diplopia, which worsens at distance and when looking towards the affected side.
Next, the nail almost grazed the oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens nerves, which control eye muscles, eyelids, and pupil dilation.
Palsies of the Oculomotor, Trochlear and Abducens Nerves
In other words, the eye cannot move medially because the message cannot travel to the oculomotor nucleus, via the MLF, from the contralateral abducens nerve.