Medical Definition of Nucleus nervi abducentis

1. Nucleus of abducent nervenucleus abducentis, a group of motor neurons in the lower part of the pons, innervating the lateral rectus muscle of the eye; unique among motor cranial nerve nuclei in that it consists of two distinct populations of neurons: neurons that give rise to fibres forming the abducens nerve root and those internuclear neurons whose processes cross the midline, ascend in the opposite medial longitudinal fasciculus, and terminate upon specific oculomotor neurons; considered a primary centre for mechanisms controlling conjugate horizontal gaze. Synonym: nucleus nervi abducentis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Nervi Abducentis

nucleus intercalatus
nucleus intermediolateralis
nucleus intermediomedialis
nucleus interpeduncularis
nucleus interpositus
nucleus interstitialis
nucleus lateralis medullae oblongatae
nucleus lateralis thalami
nucleus lemnisci lateralis
nucleus lentiformis
nucleus lentis
nucleus masticatorius
nucleus medialis centralis thalami
nucleus medialis thalami
nucleus motorius nervi trigemini
nucleus nervi abducentis (current term)
nucleus nervi facialis
nucleus nervi hypoglossi
nucleus nervi oculomotorii
nucleus nervi trochlearis
nucleus niger
nucleus of Darkschewitsch
nucleus of Goll
nucleus of Luys
nucleus of cuneate fasciculus
nucleus of hypoglossal nerve
nucleus of inferior colliculus
nucleus of lateral geniculate body
nucleus of lateral lemniscus
nucleus of lens

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