Talk:Motor neuron

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upper and lower motoneuron[edit]

Hi! How come the article doesn't mention the existance of the corticospinal tract = upper motor neuron? The reference "corticospinal tract" below the picture doesn't point out that this is the first part of it and important concerning diseases like ALS. --134.2.164.10 23:49, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi, and welcome to Wikipedia. You should be bold and add the content. --Selket Talk 23:59, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Practically no scientific article whether dealing with physiology or development will include "upper motor neurons" in the generic term "motor neurons". They are very different in every aspect of their physiology or ontogeny. As far as I am aware the correct term for them is "premotor neurons"". This said, they could be mentioned as controlling the activity of motor neurons. JayFBee
I agree with the OP. The article makes it sound like cell bodies in the brain synapse on skeletal muscle. Unless I am going crazy, this is not true. Rather, the upper/premotor/whatever (usage depends on whether you are a clinician or researcher) neurons synapse at the anterior horn of the spinal cord, and THOSE cell bodies are the ones that synapse at skeletal muscle. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.163.7.131 (talk) 18:19, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
I don't understand that comment. It seems like you disagree with the OP (i.e., the editor who made the first comment in this thread), and I don't understand what part of the article you are referring to. Looie496 (talk) 19:33, 5 March 2013 (UTC)