American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to movements of the eyeball: an oculomotor muscle.
- adj. Of or relating to the oculomotor nerve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moving the eyeball: applied to the third cranial nerve, which supplies the muscles moving the eyeball, except the superior oblique and external rectus.
- n. The oculomotor nerve. See I.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the movement of the eye; -- applied especially to the common motor nerves (or third pair of cranial nerves) which supply many of the muscles of the orbit.
- n. supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye
- Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots + motor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Instead, the auditory nerve receptor lies quite close to something called the oculomotor nerve nucleus.”
“The superior division of the oculomotor is the highest of these; beneath this lies the nasociliary branch of the ophthalmic; then the inferior division of the oculomotor; and the abducent lowest of all.”
“And there are glimpses of Bryan as he struggles with oculomotor nerve palsy and must do daily eye exercises.”
“Complete "locked-in syndrome," which is sometimes characterized as "living eyes in a dead body" and was the condition described by Jean-Dominique Bauby in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,  is identified by tetraplegia (the paralysis of all four limbs), paralytic mutism (an inability to speak), the oculomotor deviation known as lateral gaze palsy, and the inability to breathe unaided.”
“The influence of the oculomotor nerve degeneration must, in that case, only extend to the mysterious transmission system.”
“Anderson22 observed the following: after degenerative division of the oculomotor nerve, light stimulation was for a long time without effect, regardless of whether the eye had been eserinized or not.”
“This assumption would be necessary, because, after oculomotor nerve degeneration, the effector organs, corpus ciliare and iris do not degenerate, and yet the”
“Today, when we know that oculomotor stimulation releases AC. Ch., the action of eserine is revealed as being simply to increase the effect of the Ac.Ch. by inhibiting that of the esterase, and Anderson's results become absolutely clear.”
“At this moment, as could be shown, a weak regeneration of the oculomotor nerve had begun.”
“The first investigation on this point also came from my Institute, from Engelhart16, who was able to prove the release of Ac.Ch. as a result of stimulation of the oculomotor nerve.”
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