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Abducens Nerve Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Abducens Nerve Diseases
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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.
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6th Nerve Palsy
Abducens Nerve Palsy
Abducens Palsy
Abducens Palsy, Childhood, Benign Recurrent
Benign Recurrent Abducens Palsy of Childhood
Benign Recurrent Abducens Palsy, Children
Cranial Nerve VI Diseases
Cranial Nerve VI Palsy
Lateral Rectus Palsy
Sixth Cranial Nerve Diseases
Sixth Cranial Nerve Disorders
Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsy
Sixth Nerve Palsy
VI Nerve Palsy
VIth Cranial Nerve Diseases
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Abducens Nerve (1968-1980)
Cranial Nerve Diseases (1981-1999)
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases (1968-1980)
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Abducens Nerve Diseases Preferred
Abducens Palsy, Childhood, Benign Recurrent Narrower
Abducens Nerve Palsy Narrower
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