peripheral motor neuron


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

peripheral motor neuron

Etymology: Gk, periphereia + L, motor, mover; Gk, neuron, nerve
an effector neuron located outside the central nervous system, usually in a ganglion of the sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system.

peripheral motor neuron

A motor neuron that transmits impulses to skeletal muscle. Synonym: peripheral motoneuron
See also: neuron
Full browser ?