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motor neuron

[′mōd·ər ′nu̇r‚än]
(neuroscience)
An efferent nerve cell. Also known as motoneuron.
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The F wave disappears due to impaired excitability of motor neurons or proximal axons in inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies.
However, the development and realization of these clinical applications is often limited by the inability to obtain specialized cells such as motor neurons from human pluripotent stem cells in an efficient and targeted manner.
The somatotropic arrangement of motor neurons on the spinal cord of buffalo.
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12) evaluation of retrograde axonal transport of toxins to the spinal motor neurons and their response (access and possible uptake of toxic substances at the neuromuscular junction).
The researchers used the method to examine motor neurons generated from mouse and human stem cells.
However, motor neurons can become damaged in motor neuron disease or following spinal cord injuries, causing permanent loss of muscle function resulting in paralysis
In the study, a spirulina dietary supplement was shown to delay the onset of motor symptoms and disease progression, reducing inflammatory markers and motor neuron death in a G93A mouse model of ALS.
Moreover, the virus only reproduces in and kills motor neurons. Once inside the cell, viral genes recognize the motor neuron and start the copying process.
While studying the stem cells as they developed into motor neurons in fruit fly larvae, they noticed that in the midst of this process, some of these stem cells took a detour.
URBANA, Ill., April 1, 2014 -- Researchers here report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed.