Term: primary motor neuron nucleus
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Name: primary motor neuron
Synonyms: primary motoneuron
Definition: Motor neurons that arise during the first day of development. Primary motoneurons have larger diameter cell bodies and axons than secondary motoneurons and are positioned more dorsally and medially than secondary motoneurons. Primary motoneurons are present in a single bilateral pair of clusters in each spinal segment and innervate axial muscle fibers in the corresponding pair of myotomes. Axons make a conspicuous loop around the Mauthner axon before entering the ventral root.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009244]
Name: nucleus
Synonyms: cell nucleus, horsetail nucleus
Definition: A membrane-bounded organelle of eukaryotic cells in which chromosomes are housed and replicated. In most cells, the nucleus contains all of the cell's chromosomes except the organellar chromosomes, and is the site of RNA synthesis and processing. In some species, or in specialized cell types, RNA metabolism or DNA replication may be absent.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005634]   QuickGO   AmiGO