Definition of Nervus abducens

1. Noun. A small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.

Medical Definition of Nervus abducens

1. The abducent nerve enervates a muscle which moves the eyeball. Lesions of the sixth cranial nerve result in deviation of the eyeball outward and double vision. Synonym: cranial nerve VI. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Abducens

nervous system
nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue
nervous tunic of eyeball
nervus abducens (current term)
nervus accessorius
nervus acusticus
nervus alveolaris inferior
nervus ampullaris anterior
nervus ampullaris lateralis
nervus ampullaris posterior
nervus antebrachii anterior
nervus antebrachii posterior
nervus articularis
nervus auricularis magnus
nervus auricularis posterior
nervus auriculotemporalis
nervus axillaris
nervus buccalis

Literary usage of Nervus abducens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"nervus abducens. The nucleus of the abducens nerve lies in the floor of the fourth ventricle and in the colliculus facialis. The emergent fibres of the ..."

2. The Anatomy and Histology of the Human Eye by Abraham Metz (1868)
"and the nervus abducens, are some distance apart after their passage from the brain, they yet have a common direction in their course from their origin at ..."

3. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Magoffin French, Charles Spencer Williamson (1908)
"SIXTH NERVE (nervus abducens). This nerve is subject to the same affections as the other motor nerves of the eye, especially in connection with syphilis, ..."

4. A Manual of Histology by Salomon Stricker (1872)
"709) that no such mechanisms exi.vt for the basis cruris, and the existence of the connections between the nucleus of the nervus abducens and the raphe ..."

5. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1903)
"nervus abducens. THE nervus abducens (ab) arises from the floor of the medulla as a single strand, lying, at its origin, antero-mesial to the point of ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Central Nervous Organs in Health and Disease by Heinrich Obersteiner (1890)
"nervus abducens (nervus oculomotorius externus, sixth pair).—The nerve to the external rectus muscle of the eye is only considered in this place on account ..."

7. Handbook of ophthalmology by C. Schweigger (1878)
"While the nervus abducens and the nervus trochlearis innervate only a single muscle each, all the other muscles of the eye, together with the levator ..."

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