motor nerve

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Noun1.motor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glandsmotor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
anterior horn, anterior root, ventral horn, ventral root - one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers
efferent neuron, motoneuron, motor nerve fiber, motor neuron - a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
efferent fiber, motor fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
corticospinal tract, pyramidal motor system, pyramidal tract - any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral root of the spinal cord
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a sensory root that carries sensory information to brain from facial region and a motor root provides motor innervation to the muscles of mastication.
schneideri poison did not affect muscle morphology suggesting absence of myotoxic effect; however, the extract exhibits a neurotoxic action, since remodels the nerve terminals and the intramuscular motor innervation in PND preparation.
CN V provides motor innervation to the muscles of mastication (medial and lateral pterygoid, masseter, and temporalis muscles), the mylohyoid, the anterior belly of the digastric, the tensor veli palatini, and the tensor tympani muscles.
(13,14) Apart from this branch, the bulk of the ulnar nerve passes through the ulnar canal (Guyon's canal) at the wrist and divides into a superficial branch which provides motor innervation to the palmaris brevis and skin sensation to the palmar surface of D5 and medial half of D4.1314 The deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve then innervates the hypothenar muscles (abductor digiti minimi, flexor digiti minimi, and opponens digiti minimi), lumbricale muscles to D4 and D5, and the ulnar intrinsics including the dorsal and palmar interassei and adductor pollicis.
The facial nerve is the motor innervation of all facial muscles.
The brachial plexus (BP) provides sensory and motor innervation to the ipsilateral shoulder, chest, arm, and hand.