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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Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body.
The technique developed by scientists at UCL and King's College London involves transplanting specially-designed motor neurons created from stem cells into injured nerve branches.
CSC reports it has developed a cell-derived motor neuron transplantation therapy called MotorGraft, for the treatment of SMA Type 1.
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Over-stimulation and over-excitation damage the neurons along the motor neuron pathway.
ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disease that weakens and eventually destroys motor neurons that connect the brain with the skeletal muscles.
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He was then noted to have a complete left lower motor neuron facial palsy and a loss of sensation to touch and pain over the mandibular nerve distribution of the skin.
The term motor neuron disease was introduced by Brain (1962) in recognition of the relationship between progressive muscular atrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and progressive bulbar palsy, as shown by the differing patterns of involvement of upper and lower motor neurons and muscle wasting in these syndromes (Swash, 2000; Swash & Desai, 2000).
For example, the chapter on the initial rehabilitation medicine consultation includes a statement of the purpose of the chapter, elements of a consultation, bladder management, bowel management, pressure ulcers, contractures, autonomic dysfunction, upper motor neuron syndrome and spasticity, DVT prophylaxis, pulmonary issues, psychological adaptation, pain, comorbid conditions, disposition and discharge planning, long-term issues, and ends with a checklist of important report elements.
Recent laboratory-based research performed at our institution has supported the hypothesis that women with complete spinal cord injuries and upper motor neuron injuries affecting the sacral spinal segments will maintain the capacity for reflex lubrication while losing the capacity for psychogenic lubrication (Sipski and Alexander, 1995a).
According to Stu Millheiser, healthy motor neurons are responsible for transporting their damaged counterparts from the connection between the nerves and muscles back to the spinal cord.