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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Each nucleus contains around 6,000-7,000 neurons, about half of which are somatic motor neurons that directly innervate the ipsilateral LR.