motor nerve


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n motor nerve a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Motor nerve any nerve which transmits impulse to the muscles
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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In literature:

Wauna was perfectly calm, and managed the motor with the steadiest nerves.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
Motor nerves must drive all substances to, and sensation must judge the supply and demand.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
They act as the motor nerves of His body, and bring about the required action.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
The extent of the motor and sensory paralysis varies with the level of the lesion and with the particular nerves injured.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
B, A spinal nerve, formed by the union of the motor root (C) and the sensitive root (D.) At D, the ganglion upon this root is seen.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
It locks all your muscles rigid by numbing the motor-nerves.
"The World with a Thousand Moons" by Edmond Hamilton
The third type believes that nerve-cells are the agents, and that resultant motor discharges are the acts achieved.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
When this large vaso-motor nerve is cut in animals anywhere in its course, the veins of the abdomen become distended enormously.
"On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote" by A. Mueller
It was nerve-racking business as Charlie Fischer piloted the tri-motor with all of the skill of his big hands.
"Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
The result of the injury to the motor nerves is a more or less complete paralysis of the corresponding muscle.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley

In poetry:

I dreamed my genesis in sweat of sleep, breaking
Through the rotating shell, strong
As motor muscle on the drill, driving
Through vision and the girdered nerve.
"I Dreamed My Genesis" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

If the higher cognitive processes that can initiate movement are damaged in traumatic brain injury or stroke, the requisite will to move may nevertheless get a "jump-start" by stimulating motor nerves that are still functional.
Hypertonicity is enacted by reflex overstimulation of the alpha motor nerves.

In science:

Molecular motors are protein molecules that are vital to biological motion especially for internal material transport such as muscle contraction, bacterial motion, cell division, intracellular transport along the axons of nerve cells, and genomic transcription.
Equivalence between two-dimensional cell-sorting and one-dimensional generalized random walk -- spin representations of generating operators