motor fibers


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mo·tor fi·bers

nerve fibers that transmit impulses that activate effector cells, for example, in muscle or gland tissue.

mo·tor fi·bers

(mō'tŏr fī'bĕrz)
Nerve fibers that transmit impulses that activate effector cells, e.g., in muscle or gland tissue.
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(8.) Sunderland S: Rate of regeneration of I: sensory nerve fibers and II: motor fibers. Arch Neurol Psychiatry 58:1-14, 1947.
As with any facial nerve surgery, the facial motor fibers must be handled delicately so that the remaining motor fibers function normally and do not become edematous.
These demyelinated spinal-cord axons include descending motor fibers, which carry information necessary for the control of muscle power from the brain downward through the spinal cord, and sensory fibers, which carry ascending sensory messages through the spinal cord to the brain.
As muscle tension increases, more and more motor fibers join in the action.