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abducent nerve
medical dictionary

<anatomy> 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.

Synonyms: cranial nerve VI.

(27 Sep 1997)

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