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motor nerve

Syllabification: mo·tor nerve

Definition of motor nerve in English:

noun

A nerve carrying impulses from the brain or spinal cord to a muscle or gland.
Example sentences
  • The recurrent laryngeal nerve branch of the vagus nerve is the important motor nerve feeding the intrinsic muscles of the larynx.
  • The toxin attacks the endings of motor nerves to paralyze muscles.
  • This hormone also increases muscle strength by causing the nervous system to intensify the firing of the motor nerves that supply muscle fibers.

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