Abducent Nerve

Abducent Nerve The structure indicated is the abducent nerve (cranial nerve VI). The abducent nerve (cranial nerve VI), provides general somatic efferent fibres (motor function) to the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. There are three cranial nerves which are responsible for innervating the extrinsic muscles of the eye: Oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve III) Trochlear nerve (cranial nerve VI) Abducent nerve The oculomotor nerve supplies the superior, inferior and medial rectus muscles, as well as the inferior oblique muscle and the levator palpebrae superioris. The trochlear nerve supplies the superior oblique muscle. It originates between the pons and the medulla …

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