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motor neuron

[′mōd·ər ′nu̇r‚än]
(neuroscience)
An efferent nerve cell. Also known as motoneuron.
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Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.
Lyn Palliser hosted afternoon refreshments for dozens of supporters of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The Rotherham fans set out to call at all 92 Football League grounds in just 92 hours to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association - and be back home in time to see the Millers kick-off at the New York Stadium this after noon.
According to information from the MND Association, degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.
RTE sports presenter Colm Murray has revealed he has started a pioneering drug trial in his battle with motor neurone disease.
But it was the last match he will ever play after the devastating news that he has debilitating Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Uni scientist Dr Catherina Becker said: "Understanding how zebrafish can regenerate large numbers of motor neurones after damage to the spinal cord and how these motor neurones are produced by natural stem cells could help in finding treatments for motor neurone disease.
The scientist who created Dolly the sheep yesterday said cloning human embryos would be an 'extremely powerful' tool in understanding motor neurone disease.
Motor neurones are the nerve cells along which the brain sends instructions in the form of electrical impulses, to the muscles.
As a final search for an answer, he was referred to a neurologist, where the test results showed that the problem was Motor Neurone Disease (MND) - a rare condition for which the cause is unknown, has no cure, and is fatal.
Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.