postganglionic motor neuron

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postganglionic motor neuron n.
A motor neuron that forms a synapse with one or more preganglionic motor neurons, is located outside the central nervous system and has its unmyelinated axon ending in smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, or a gland. Also called ganglionic motor neuron, peripheral motor neuron.

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