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Disease Abducens Nerve Diseases

Name Abducens Nerve Diseases
Synonyms 6th Nerve Palsies | 6th Nerve Palsy | Abducens Nerve Disease | Abducens Nerve Palsies | Abducens Nerve Palsy | Abducens Palsy, Childhood, Benign Recurrent | Benign Recurrent Abducens Palsy, Children | Benign Recurrent Abducens Palsy of Childhood | Cranial Nerve VI Diseases | Cranial Nerve VI Palsy | Lateral Rectus Palsies | Lateral Rectus Palsy | Nerve Palsies, 6th | Nerve Palsies, VI | Nerve Palsy, 6th | Nerve Palsy, VI | Palsies, 6th Nerve | Palsies, Abducens Nerve | Palsies, Lateral Rectus | Palsies, Sixth Nerve | Palsies, VI Nerve | Palsy, 6th Nerve | Palsy, Abducens Nerve | Palsy, Lateral Rectus | Palsy, Sixth Nerve | Palsy, VI Nerve | Sixth Cranial Nerve Diseases | Sixth Cranial Nerve Disorders | Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsy | Sixth Nerve Palsies | Sixth Nerve Palsy | VI Nerve Palsy | VIth Cranial Nerve Diseases
Definition Diseases of the sixth cranial (abducens) nerve or its nucleus in the pons. The nerve may be injured along its course in the pons, intracranially as it travels along the base of the brain, in the cavernous sinus, or at the level of superior orbital fissure or orbit. Dysfunction of the nerve causes lateral rectus muscle weakness, resulting in horizontal diplopia that is maximal when the affected eye is abducted and ESOTROPIA. Common conditions associated with nerve injury include INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ISCHEMIA; and INFRATENTORIAL NEOPLASMS.
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020434
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DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Cranial Nerve Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Abducens Nerve Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Abducens Nerve Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Abducens Nerve Injury
  Abducens Palsy
  Mental Retardation, Skeletal Dysplasia, and Abducens Palsy Has associated genes