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motor nerve

[′mōd·ər ‚nərv]
(neuroscience)
A nerve composed wholly or principally of motor fibers.
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Sensory nerves were affected more frequently than motor nerves.
Evidence for a neurogenic origin of EAMCs includes the observation that cramp-prone subjects have a lower threshold for the electrical stimulation of muscle cramps (1,13,16) and that blocking the motor nerve with certain drugs such as anesthetics decreases or abolishes electrically induced cramping (17).
This effect of atropine might be determined by the ability of the drug to reduce the action of acetylcholine on the presynaptic inhibitory-[M.sub.2] muscarinic receptors when the motor nerve is being stimulated at tetanizing frequencies (Prado et al., 1987).
A practitioner can palpate muscle hypotonicity which can indicate motor nerve deficit.
Similarly, among the motor nerves, the ulnar was maximally affected (18%) followed by the common peroneal (16.2%), posterior tibial (13.5%), median (8.1%) and radial (8.1%) as detected by NCS (Table 1).
The filter arrangements were within the ranges 20-2,000 Hz for sensory and 2-10,000 Hz for motor nerves. Sensory nerve recordings were completed averaging 8-10 readings.
In the case of diabetic neuropathy, when motor nerves are damaged, muscle coordination in the feet is very poor, which leads to poor weight distribution on the foot, causing patients to add more pressure on certain areas more than others, he said.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help in locating and mapping motor nerves through the use of mechanomyographic signals and electrical stimulus of nerves.
A case of herpetic eruption in the course of branches of the brachial plexus followed by partial paralysis in corresponding motor nerves. Br Med J.
There are 60 people in Merseyside with the disease, which affects the motor nerves in the brain and eventually leads to muscle wastage.
MND is a devastating, untreatable and ultimately fatal condition that results from progressive loss of the motor nerves or neurons that control movement, speech and breathing.
MND is a devastating, unbeatable and ultimately fatal condition that results from progressive loss of the motor nerves or neurons that control movement, speech and breathing.