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Motor nerves

Motor nerves

Overview

Motor nerves are the nerves responsible for all voluntary skeletal and somatic movement such as moving the leg or arm.

Review Date 5/21/2019

Updated by: Alireza Minagar, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Neurology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.