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motor neuron

[′mōd·ər ′nu̇r‚än]
(neuroscience)
An efferent nerve cell. Also known as motoneuron.
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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.
But it was the last match he will ever play after the devastating news that he has debilitating Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
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.
As the motor neurones gradually die, the muscles stop working although sufferers can still think and feel.
I read that it's the brain that tells the disease to attack and kill the motor neurones so, by being positive, I feel I'm telling the brain I'm fighting against that happening.