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mo·to·neu·ron

 (mō′tə-no͝or′ŏn′, -nyo͝or′-)
n.
A motor neuron.

motoneuron

(ˌməʊtəʊˈnjʊərɒn)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy an efferent nerve cell; motor neuron

mo′tor neu`ron

or motoneuron


n.
a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motoneuron - a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cordmotoneuron - 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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The exclusion criteria were (1) lesion level below thoracic 11 or lower motoneuron injury; (2) inability to step even with the help of a treadmill and partial BWS; (3) weight > 300 lb or height > 6 ft 1 in.
Frontera WR, Grimby L, Larsson L (1997) Firing rate of the lower motoneuron and contractile properties of its muscle fibers after upper motoneuron lesion in man.
Cutaneous nerve stimulation and motoneuron excitability, I: soleus and tibialis anterior excitability after ipsilateral and contralateral sural nerve stimulation.
Moreover, the enhanced motoneuron excitability should facilitate the peak torque performance.
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Based on preliminary assessments of locomotion (under transmitted light conditions), acetyl-cholinesterase activity (within whole-body homogenates), and secondary motoneuron axon morphology (within intact specimens) at 96 hpf (data not shown), developmental exposure to the four CPEs examined in this study did not adversely affect these end points compared with vehicle controls.
Reflex arc of the first component of the human blink reflex: a single motoneuron study.
A preliminary study into the criterion validity of the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale using the new measure of the alpha motoneuron excitability in spastic hemiplegia.
It was speculated that muscle spindles may be the only possible proprioceptors of which acuity might be systematically modulated through the gamma motoneuron (2).
Modulation of neonatal rat hypoglossal motoneuron excitability by serotonin.