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Abducens nucleus

Name: Abducens nucleus
Description: Nucleus located beneath the floor of the 4th ventricle in the pontine tegmentum, containing motor neurons innervating the lateral rectus muscle of the eye (Brodal, Neurological Anatomy, 3rd ed., 1981, pg 533)
Synonym(s): Nucleus of the abducent nerve
Is part of: pontine tegmentum
Has role: Cranial nerve nucleus
Abbreviation: 6N
Super-category: Nucleus of CNS
Id: birnlex_1366
Organism: mammal
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Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 580
Brain regions that receive axons from this region: lateral rectus extraocular muscle

Neurons in Abducens nucleus

Abducens nucleus motor neuron are neurons that can be found in Abducens nucleus or its parts.


  • This visualization was created by the Scalable Brain Atlas group and is based on the Rhesus Monkey - Paxinos et al. 2000

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  • Synonym from Brodal, Neurological Anatomy, 3rd ed., 1981, pg 533.


Non structured information for this region can be found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abducens_nucleus



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Facts about Abducens nucleusRDF feed
Abbrev6N  +
Created15 July 2006  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionNucleus located beneath the floor of the 4th ventricle in the pontine tegmentum, containing motor neurons innervating the lateral rectus muscle of the eye (Brodal, Neurological Anatomy, 3rd ed., 1981, pg 533)
EfferentProjectionsLateral rectus extraocular muscle  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Has roleCranial nerve nucleus  +
Idbirnlex_1366  +
Is part ofPontine tegmentum  +
LabelAbducens nucleus  +
ModifiedDate13 December 2013  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=580  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SpeciesMammal  +
SuperCategoryNucleus of CNS  +
SynonymNucleus of the abducent nerve  +
UmlscuiC0152407  +