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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These receptors trigger a cascade of biochemical events that eventually increases the amount of neurotransmitter the sensory cell releases, enhancing its signal to the motor nerve cell.
This research tries to study the ability of mesenchymal stem cells of human bone marrow to convert into cells similar to motor nerve cells. Motor nerve cells transfer movement order from the spinal cord to the muscles.
Olesoxime (TRO19622) is an investigational medicine designed to protect the health of motor nerve cells. Results of a pivotal phase II study of olesoxime in Type II and non-ambulatory Type III SMA patients from the ages of three to 25 years were first presented in April 2014 at the 66th American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Philadelphia, PA, USA.
ALS is a progressive neuromuscular illness that leads to the gradual degeneration of motor nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, according to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.