abducent nerve

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Synonyms for abducent nerve

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

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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.
The novelty of this case is that whereas numerous case reports exist of other cranial nerve palsies occurring in leptospirosis, the present case is probably the first one that exemplifies abducent nerve palsy developing as a result of antecedent Leptospira infection.
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.