\nˈɜːvəs ɐbdjˈuːsənz], \nˈɜːvəs ɐbdjˈuːsənz], \n_ˈɜː_v_ə_s ɐ_b_d_j_ˈuː_s_ə_n_z]\
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By Princeton University
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Abducent nerve, 6th cranial nerve, a small motor nerve supplying the external rectus muscle of the eye; its origin is in the dorsal part of the tegmentum of the pons just below the surface of the rhomboidal fossa, and it emerges from the brain in the fissure between the posterior border of the pons and the anterior end of the pyramid of the pons; it passes along the cavernous sinus and enters the orbit through the sphenoidal fissure.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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