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Differentiate between motor nerves and sensory nerves 

Asked by jyothiassam 7th February 2021, 7:16 PM
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Differences between sensory nerves and motor nerves:

Sensory Neuron

Motor Neuron

  • Neurons that carry sensory impulse from sensory organs to the central nervous system are known as sensory neurons
  • A neuron that carries motor impulses from the central nervous system to specific effectors is known as motor neurons.
  • They are located in the dorsal root ganglion of the spinal nerve
  • They are located in the ventral root ganglion of the spinal cord.
  • It is unipolar
  • It is multipolar
  • Comprises of a short axon
  • Comprises of a long axon
  • An adult has an average of 10 million sensory nerves in the body
  • Half million of motor neurons are found in the body
  • Found in eyes, skin, ears, tongue and nose
  • Found in muscles and glands
Answered by Expert 8th February 2021, 8:17 PM
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