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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There are four main types of MND and each affects people in different ways: * Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) This is the most common form, with both upper and lower motor neurone involvement.
Presenting complaints are the result of upper motor neurone degeneration (hyper-reflexia, spasticity) or lower motor neurone degeneration (weakness, atrophy and fasciculations), and the diagnosis rests on documenting features of both, as well as the progressive nature of the disease (3).
The diagnosis is confirmed by identifying lower motor neurone paralysis and excluding secondary causes for the symptom complex.
I'm in the lucky position of having Progressive Muscular Atrophy - it's a rare form of MND with purely lower motor neurone signs.
MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.
SMARD is a severe, inherited neuromuscular condition that affects nerve cells in the spinal cord called lower motor neurones.
ABOUT MND MOTOR Neurone Disease is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.
MOTOR neurone disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.
uk MND explained Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones in the central nervous system.

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