motor neuron

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motor neuron

[′mōd·ər ′nu̇r‚än]
(neuroscience)
An efferent nerve cell. Also known as motoneuron.
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Following WBV, a decrease inhibition from the alpha motorneuron may occur, increasing muscle spindle activation.
Cloning and Characterization of the Receptor for Beaten Path: A Drosophila Gene Required Motorneuron Pathfinding
It has been reported in a crab stomatogastric motorneuron (Kiehn and Harris-Warrick, 1992).
Synaptic interaction between the giant interneuron and the giant motorneuron in the hermit crab, Pagurus pollicarus.
Motor signals from the anterior motorneurons, leave the cord via the anterior roots and innervate the skeletal muscle fibres of which there are two types;
For instance, Hikosaka and Maeda demonstrated that somatic sensory information for upper cervical spine is relayed to motorneurons in the abducens nucleus modulating the vestibulo-ocular reflex that causes abduction of the eye to the contralateral side of head rotation to allow for fixed gaze.
25,26) In these animals, the axotomized motorneurons could be rescued by exogenous applications of CNTF through an alternate pathway which is unclear till date.
The most prominent feature of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor is its ability to support the survival of dopaminergic and motorneurons [17].
The text starts with material on the relationships between motorneurons and the muscle fibers they innervate and the concept of motor unit types.
Extension of Drosophila lifespan by overexpression of human SOD1 in motorneurons.