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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Changes in motoneurone firing rates during sustained maximal voluntary contractions.
2002) Motor unit and motoneurone excitability during explosive movement.
1986b) Reflex origin for the slowing of motoneurone firing rates in fatigue of human voluntary contractions.
1993) The firing rates of human motoneurones voluntarily activated in the absence of muscle afferent feedback.