A nerve which runs down to a muscle and controls its movement.
A nerve that contains axons from motor neurons, and thereby transmits impulses away from the central nervous system.
a nerve that carries messages to a muscle that cause the muscle to contract
A nerve composed entirely of motor fibers. The nerves that control how tissues such as muscles act.
A nerve that passes information from the brain and/or spinal cord to a muscle or gland around the body.
a nerve that passes toward or to muscles or glands
a bundle of axons that conducts nerve impulses away from the brain or spinal cord toward muscles
an efferent nerve that exclusively contains the axons of motoneurons, which innervate skeletal muscle
a nerve that carries signals from the brain or spinal cord to the muscles. It tells the muscles when to produce movements.
Carries information from brain to activate muscles.
A nerve that carries messages away from the brain and spinal cord. Back to top of the page
A nerve that conducts signals from the brain and spinal cord to control muscle movement. e.g. The Facial Nerve is the motor nerve responsible for controlling the muscles of the face.