motor cell

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mo·tor cell

a neuron the axon of which innervates peripheral effector cells such as muscle fibers or gland cells.
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Individual motor cells did not uniformly emit more electrical impulses as monkeys made their move, the scientists report in the Dec.
Nevertheless, the person is completely alert mentally, with no loss of brain function other than that of the motor cells that have been destroyed by the disease.
Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS is characterized by a degeneration of motor cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to muscle weakness.