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miosis

Abnormally small pupil.

 


monoparesis

Paresis of one limb.

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paresis

monoplegia

Paralysis of one limb.

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paralysis

motoneuron

See motor neuron.

 


motor nerve

A nerve originating from motor neurons supplying muscle or other target organs.

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motor neuron  ;  nerve

motor neuron

A nerve cell that conducts action potentials away from the central nervous system and innervates effector organs (muscle and glands); it forms the ventral roots of the spinal nerves; also called an efferent neuron or motoneuron.

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action potential ; central nervous system (CNS) ; efferent ; innervation ; motoneuron ; nerve ; nerve root ; ventral


motor unit

Composed of the motor neuronaxon → muscle fibers. 

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axon  ;  fiber  ;  motor neuron

muscular dystrophy

A group of congenital muscle diseases in which muscle fibers are unusually susceptible to damage and become progressively weaker.  The most common types of muscular dystrophies are due to a genetic deficiency of the muscle protein dystrophin.

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congenital  ;  disease  ;  fiber

myalgia

Muscle pain.

 


myasthenia gravis

An autoimmune disease that affects the neuromuscular junction, interrupting the communication between nerve and muscle, thereby causing muscle weakness.

 
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