Sensory and Motor Neurons

Difference between Sensory and Motor Neurons

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

 

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