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Synonyms for abducent

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

especially of muscles

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Bilateral abducent nerve palsy after neck trauma: A case report.
WE was thought to be the most probable cause of death, based on the presence of a metabolic encephalopathy with transient abducent nerve palsy and nystagmus in the context of prolonged vomiting.
Among CNS signs, 47 (90.4 Percent) patients had signs of meningeal irritation, 14 (26.9 Percent) had cranial ner ve palsies with abducent ner ve being the most commonly involved cranial ner ve (25 Percent).
The abducent nerve innervates the lateral rectus muscle which abducts the eye (move away from the midline).
They usually experience persistent headache (usually frontal) and early abducent nerve paralysis caused by apical involvement and extension into Dorello's canal.
NOBILITY: A gang of foreign brigands having abducent designs on the American Damsel and the American Dollar.
They were located near the soft cerebral membrane, chiefly in the regions of the posterior long fasciculi, the nuclei of the abducent vestibular and trigeminus nerves, under the ependyma, in the area of the cochlear nerve nuclei, the Gover's fasciculi, and in the base of the cerebellum.