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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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The growth and myelination of central and peripheral segments of ventral motoneurone axons.
Sanusi, The possible of the afferent activity in motoneurone survival after neonatal target deprivation [Ph.D.
Altri segni e sintomi di possibili bandiere rosse, piu specifici per sindrome vertiginosa sono: vertigine non esauribile o con andamento crescente, vertigine rotatoria costante, asimmetria facciale, disfagia, problemi nell'eloquio, nistagmo verticale, disfunzioni del movimento oculare, ptosi palpebrale, perdita di coscienza, ripetute ed inspiegabili cadute, cambiamenti della sensibilita, cefalea severa, dolore acuto sub-occipitale, segni e sintomi di disfunzione del primo motoneurone (10,13,14,15).
Reflex origin for the slowing of motoneurone firing rates in fatigue of human voluntary contractions.
Fibroblast growth factor-5 is expressed in Schwann cells and is not essential for motoneurone survival.
(23) In fact, recent evidences demonstrate that spinal manipulation evokes paraspinal muscle reflexes and alters motoneurone excitability.
Leis et al., "Modulation of upper extremity motoneurone excitability following noxious finger tip stimulation in man: a study with transcranial magnetic stimulation," Neuroscience Letters, vol.