motor nerve

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Motive.

Usage

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
It usually corresponds to the entry of the motor nerve.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
EXCI'TO-MOTOR ACTION, the action of nerves distributed to muscular organs, the stimulation of which leads to movement.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Psycho-neuroses may occur in connection with sensory or motor nerves.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Paralysis of oculo-motor nerves is thus a common cause of defects of association in the movements of the double eye.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
The heart is supplied with motor nerves, but we cannot by our will stop its beating or control its action.
"How to Care for the Insane" by William D. Granger
And here again I will take an example, that of the distinction between the motor nerves and the sensory nerves.
"The Pros and Cons of Vivisection" by Charles Richet
The terminal arrangements of the motor nerves are quite different.
"The Relations of Science and Religion" by Henry Calderwood
An attack of epilepsy is really an explosion of nerve force, for no rational purpose, along motor nerves.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
The message is short-circuited back to the surface by motor nerves, without ever having reached the thinking centers.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
It is no wonder; motoring must tell on the strongest nerves in time.
"The Affair at the Inn" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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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.
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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
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