motor neuron

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motor neuron

n.
A neuron that conveys impulses from the central nervous system to a muscle, gland, or other effector tissue.

mo′tor neu`ron

or motoneuron


n.
a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector.
[1895–1900]

motor neuron

(or motoneuron) A nerve cell that carries messages from the central nervous system to a muscle or gland. See efferent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motor neuron - a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cordmotor neuron - a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord
nerve cell, neuron - a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
Translations

mo·tor neu·ron

n. neurona motora, células nerviosas que conducen impulsos que inician las contracciones musculares.
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