motoneuron

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motoneuron

[¦mōd·ə′nu̇r‚än]
(physiology)
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Tonic and phasic respiratory drives to human genioglossus motoneurons during breathing.
Medial gastrocnemius motor nucleus in the rat: Age-related changes in the number and size of motoneurons.
Using criteria described by Clarke and Oppenheim (1995), lumbar motoneurons were counted.
These nuclei coordinate the signals from all the semicircular canals and generate signals to the ocular motoneurons to move the eyes so that they compensate for head movements.
McLennan and Koishi (2002) described various effects of TGF-[beta] concluding that TGF-[beta]2 regulates the fusion of myoblasts to myotubes and motoneuron survival.
diaphragm and cardiac muscle) continue to function and escape the generalized hyperpolarization of spinal cord motoneurons.
Hagbarth K: Excitatory inhibitory skin areas for flexor and extensor motoneurons.
These impressive and broad effects are totally consistent with the role of a master regulator of motoneurons and nervous system in embryonic development.
Relationship between firing rate and recruitment threshold of motoneurons in voluntary isometric contractions.
This, in turn, activates larger motoneurons and leads to the recruitment of previously inactive muscle fibers (Iodice et al.
In contrast, during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep active inhibition of motoneurons produces a generalized postural muscle atonia, so that maintenance of ventilation in this sleep stage is reliant primarily on diaphragm activity, and to a lesser extent the parasternal intercostals.
They had already developed techniques for growing various nervous system cells in serum-free media, including motoneurons, and here they attempted myelination using the growth medium they have worked with for many years.