motor neuron

(redirected from Motor neurones)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

motor neuron

n.
A neuron that conveys impulses from the central nervous system to a muscle, gland, or other effector tissue.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mo′tor neu`ron

or motoneuron


n.
a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector.
[1895–1900]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

motor neuron

(or motoneuron) A nerve cell that carries messages from the central nervous system to a muscle or gland. See efferent.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

mo·tor neu·ron

n. neurona motora, células nerviosas que conducen impulsos que inician las contracciones musculares.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.
It can affect any adult at any time and attacks the motor neurones that send messages from the brain to the muscles, leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves.
* Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.
MOTOR neurone disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.
Researchers at the uni's Centre for Neuroregeneration are able to produce new motor neurones.
Motor neurone disease affects the motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord, which are nerve cells along which the brain sends instructions, in electrical impulses, to the muscles.
Motor neurone disease is a progressive condition which affects the motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord.
MOTOR Neurone Disease (MND) is a group ofrelated diseases affecting the motor neurones in the brain and spinal chord.
Motor neurone disease is the name given to a group of related diseases affecting the motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord.
Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.
I read that it's the brain that tells the disease to attack and kill the motor neurones so, by being positive, I feel I'm telling the brain I'm fighting against that happening.
Motor neurone disease is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.