motor end plate


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Noun1.motor end plate - the flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle
effector - a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
end organ - a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
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8) After approximately six months to one year of paralysis, the motor end plate of the muscle has a decreased capacity for reanimation, and more drastic repair techniques are indicated.
The area between the nerve and muscle, or synapse, is specialized into a motor end plate.
The axon arrives at the motor end plate and sprouts nerve endings, but voluntary muscular contraction may still not be possible due to a "maturation" phase involving nerve, end plate, and muscle.