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What neuron comes between the sensory and motor neuron?

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May 07, 2009 1:00PM

Essentially, it is the interneuron. The body has numerous sensory receptors. The sensory receptors are stimulated an send their signal to the central nervous system and synapse or connect with an interneuron which is the processing center. The interneuron then synapses or connects with the motor neuron which sends a message/instruction by way of the motor neuron to skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, cardiac muscles, or glands. This is true, but to add more information, the Interneuron is also known as "relay neuron", "association neuron" or "local circuit neuron".

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interneuron