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Motor neurons transmit signals to muscles and glands throughout the body. There are two major types: the somatic motor neurons that control voluntary muscle movements and the autonomic motor neurons that control involunt... More »

The function of motor neurons is to release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which are released at a junction known as the neuromuscular junction, that bind to postsynaptic receptors, causing the muscle fiber to respo... More »

Motor neurons are cells that carry information from the central nervous system to the muscles and glands, while sensory neurons send signals from body parts to the central nervous system. Sensory neurons are found over t... More »

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Motor neurons are cells that carry information from the central nervous system to the muscles and glands, while sensory neurons send signals from body parts to the central nervous system. Sensory neurons are found over t... More »

Afferent neurons carry signals to the brain and spinal cord as sensory data, and efferent neurons send signals from the brain to the muscles, glands and organs of the body in response to sensory input. The main cell bodi... More »

The peripheral nervous system consists of the sensory and motor neurons. Sensory neurons are nerve cells that run from receptor cells in the body to the spinal cord; motor neurons travel from the spinal cord to the effec... More »

Though there are over 10,000 specific types of neurons, the three general classifications are sensory neurons, motor neurons and interneurons. Sensory neurons send signals from outside the body into the central nervous s... More »