inhibitory interneurons that are innervated by collaterals from motoneurons and in turn form synapses with the same and adjacent motoneurons to exert inhibition; identified physiologically and by intracellular injection technique.
Etymology: B. Renshaw, American neurologist, 1911-1948; L, cella, storeroom
small cells that reduce motor neuron discharge through a feedback circuit involving axon collaterals that excite interneurons. The system prevents rapid repeated firing of motor neurons.
Renshaw,Birdsey, 20th century U.S. neurophysiologist.
Renshaw cells - inhibitory interneurons.
interneurons in the central nervous system that provide a regulatory feedback system to control the excitability of motor neurons.