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motor nerve

 

Definition: a nerve composed mostly or entirely of efferent (motor) nerve fibers conveying impulses that excites muscular contraction; motor nerves in the autonomic nervous system also elicit secretions from glandular epithelia.

Synonym(s): nervus motoriusTA

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