motor neuron

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motor neuron

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

mo′tor neu`ron

or motoneuron

a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector.

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

mo·tor neu·ron

n. neurona motora, células nerviosas que conducen impulsos que inician las contracciones musculares.
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When WBV is used as a training modality to elicit chronic adaptations, older participants appear to respond more favorably when compared to their younger counterparts, possibly due to their lower relative training state or decreased motorneuron acitivity prior to incorportating WBV training [10-14].
Spinal manipulation has been shown to stimulate the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ afferents evoking paraspinal reflexes that can inhibit motorneuron excitability and, thus, relax skeletal muscle (8).
All the money raised goes directly toward providing specialist palliative care for patients and families across Kirklees with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart failure and motorneuron disease.
Further, understanding the mechanism of LC translocation and activation within the motorneuron, including the effects of pH on the tertiary structures of BoNTs, will be crucial for rational design of engineered BoNT therapeutics.
Grissom S, Blanton S (2001) Treatment of upper motorneuron plantiflexion contractures by using an adjustable ankle-foot orthosis.
Structure and function of giant motorneuron of Drosophila melanogaster.
She was held overnight in custody while her mother Peggy, a motorneuron sufferer, and Michelle's four-year-old daughter Kaya were left at home.
The discovery could lead to future advances in the management of patients with Huntington's, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and motorneuron diseases.
Differential diagnosis of motorneuron disease from other neurological conditions.
Attenuation of motorneuron activity following both cervical and lumbar spine SM has also been demonstrated.
One motorneuron drives contraction of the single muscle depressing the lateral flagellum (Mellon, 1997).