gamma motor neuron

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gamma motor neuron

A small nerve originating in the anterior horns of the spinal cord that transmits impulses through type A gamma fibers to intrafusal fibers of the muscle spindle for muscle control.
See also: neuron
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Korr originally proposed (35) that decreased muscle spindle input from paraspinal tissues causes the central nervous system to increase gamma motoneuron activity in an effort to regain or normalize sensory feedback from these proprioceptors.