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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.
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mo′tor neu`ron

or motoneuron


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

(or motoneuron) A nerve cell that carries messages from the central nervous system to a muscle or gland. See efferent.
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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
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Translations

mo·tor neu·ron

n. neurona motora, células nerviosas que conducen impulsos que inician las contracciones musculares.
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58) includes a sensory nerve cell, a motor nerve cell and a few other nerve cells.
By the time the baby boy was diagnosed with SMA type 2, he had lost many of his motor nerve cells. Regina said her son's life could have changed greatly if the doctors had tested him for SMA during his regular newborn examination.
"The enzyme was administered not within the lesion itself, but lower down within the spinal cord, where motor nerve cells reside that send axons out to the diaphragm and forearm."