• synonyms

motor nerve

  1. An efferent nerve conveying an impulse that excites muscular contraction.
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Historical Examples

  • Through repeated performance the muscles, or rather the motor-nerve centers, become habituated to complex activities.

    The Psychology of Singing

    David C. Taylor