McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

How motor neurons are affected by ALS

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This video explores the role of motor neurons in the human body and how ALS affects them. It looks into the structure, development, and function of a motor neuron.

— Video by Abeer Adil, Ali Hamade, Mina Hanna and Sagaana Thushiyenthan

References

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  • (2018). About motor neurons. Retrieved from
    http://columbiamnc.org/about-us/about-motor-neurons

Images

  • Alfazet. (Artist). (2018). Boy body anatomy with nervous system vector image. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/boy-body-anatomy-with-nervous-system-vector-15937744
  • BBC. (2012). Cartoon arm muscle. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from http://www.parikiaki.com/2012/11/muscular-young-men-may-live-for-longer/
  • Carrie. (Artist). (2011). Neuron clip art. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from http://www.clker.com/clipart-neuron-black-and-white.html
  • Jahn, A. (2016). The Motor Unit. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from http://www.muaythaischolar.com/motor-unit-2/
  • Owatta. (Artist). (2018). DNA cartoon. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/dna-cartoon-vector-illustration-black-white-383537392
  • 3drenderings. (2018). 2d cartoon illustration of spinal cord. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from https://www.123rf.com/photo_55679422_stock-illustration-2d-cartoon-illustration-of-spinal-cord.html