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motor neuron

A nerve cell that conducts action potentials away from the central nervous system and innervates effector organs (muscle and glands); it forms the ventral roots of the spinal nerves; also called an efferent neuron or motoneuron.

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action potential ; central nervous system (CNS) ; efferent ; innervation ; motoneuron ; nerve ; nerve root ; ventral