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motor neuron

[′mōd·ər ′nu̇r‚än]
(neuroscience)
An efferent nerve cell. Also known as motoneuron.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lyn Palliser hosted afternoon refreshments for dozens of supporters of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The Rotherham fans set out to call at all 92 Football League grounds in just 92 hours to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association - and be back home in time to see the Millers kick-off at the New York Stadium this after noon.
A TEESSIDE man is hoping to raise charity cash in memory of his mum, who died from motor neurone disease (MND).
Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.
Uni scientist Dr Catherina Becker said: "Understanding how zebrafish can regenerate large numbers of motor neurones after damage to the spinal cord and how these motor neurones are produced by natural stem cells could help in finding treatments for motor neurone disease.
The scientist who created Dolly the sheep yesterday said cloning human embryos would be an 'extremely powerful' tool in understanding motor neurone disease.
Motor neurones are the nerve cells along which the brain sends instructions in the form of electrical impulses, to the muscles.
FORMER London Irish fullback Jarrod Cunningham has been diagnosed as suffering from motor neurone disease.
The Holmfirth teenager will raise money in memory of his father who died of Motor Neurone Disease.
The Holby City drama on BBC1 is running a storyline with the wife of one of the doctors having motor neurone disease.
Fundraising friends from the North East have contributed pounds 4,000 towards finding a cure for motor neurone disease.
"An excess of this glutamate can damage the motor neurones - nerve cells that carry messages from the brain to the muscles of the body - and cause MND."