motor fiber

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Noun1.motor fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
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Based on the case study 1 results, the GEHS neurophysiological classification system category was a mild (sensory and motor fiber involvement) bilateral (left and right median nerves) CTS with prolonged palmar and D2 distal sensory latencies (DSLs) and a prolonged distal motor latency (DML) to APB of less than 5.
Several mechanisms have been suggested by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation studies for dystonia, including transversely spreading ephactic activation originating the axon within the partially demyelinated lesion at any level of motor fiber tracts, and axonal irritability secondary to releasing of inflammatory mediators (4,5).
Nevertheless, besides the motor fiber to the diaphragm, the phrenic nerve contains sympathetic fibers that present rhythmical discharges synchronic to respiration, which are variable among different animal species.