lower motor neuron


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lower motor neuron

[′lō·ər ′mōd·ər ‚nü‚rän]
(neuroscience)
An efferent neuron which has its body located in the anterior gray column of the spinal cord or in the brainstem nuclei, and its axon passing by way of a peripheral nerve to skeletal muscle. Also known as final common pathway.
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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.
It is a degenerative disorder of the upper and lower motor neurons.
Trauma at these levels or disruption of the lower motor neurons (LMNs) is contraindicated for phrenic nerve pacing.
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord, according to the ALS Association Web site.
The primary difference between the ALS and PLS is, in PLS, the spinal motor neurons, or lower motor neurons (LMNs), stay intact.
MNDs involving the upper and lower motor neurons are heterogeneous group of syndromes with various clinical presentations, most with poor prognosis.

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