abducent nerve
noun Date: 1875 abducens nerve

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  • Abducent nerve — A small motor nerve that has one task: to supply a muscle called the lateral rectus muscle that moves the eye outward. Paralysis of the abducent nerve causes inward turning of the eye (internal strabismus) leading to double vision. The abducent… …   Medical dictionary

  • abducent nerve — noun a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye • Syn: ↑abducent, ↑abducens, ↑abducens nerve, ↑nervus abducens, ↑sixth cranial nerve • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • abducent — n. 1. 1 a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. Syn: abducent nerve, abducens, nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abducent — can refer to: * As a anatomical terms of motion, the term abducent is applied to a structure that is abducting. This term is often applied to abducting away from the median plane. * The abducent nerve …   Wikipedia

  • Nerve, abducent — A small motor nerve that has one task: to supply a muscle called the lateral rectus muscle that moves the eye outward. Paralysis of the abducent nerve causes inward turning of the eye (internal strabismus) leading to double vision. The abducent… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nerve, sixth cranial — The sixth cranial nerve is the abducent nerve, a small motor nerve that has one task: to supply a muscle called the lateral rectus muscle that moves the eye outward. Paralysis of the abducent nerve causes inward turning of the eye (internal… …   Medical dictionary

  • abducent — I noun a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye • Syn: ↑abducent nerve, ↑abducens, ↑abducens nerve, ↑nervus abducens, ↑sixth cranial nerve • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • abducent — 1. Abducting; drawing away, especially away from the median plane. 2. SYN: a. nerve [CN VI]. SYN: abducens. [L. abducens] * * * ab·du·cent ab d(y)üs ənt adj serving to abduct <an abducent muscle> compare ADDUCENT * * * ab·du·cent (ab dooґs …   Medical dictionary

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

  • nerve — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. courage, strength, vigor, vitality; grit, determination, resolution. v. t. embolden, steel, strengthen, invigorate. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The path of nervous impulses] Syn. nerve fiber, nerve tissue …   English dictionary for students

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