- Latin motorius that has motion. See motor (noun). (Wiktionary)
“The injury to digestion during fever comprises not only the peptic functions, which manifest themselves clearly in a reduction of the excretion of hydrochloric acid, but all functions pertaining thereto, the motory as well as the resorptive.”
“The motory nerves, as they descend from the brain, in the medulla oblongata, cross each other to the opposite side of the spinal cord.”
“Each nerve arises by two roots; the anterior is the motory, and the posterior the sensory one.”
“If the sensory nerve leading to any part be cut, all sensation in that spot will be lost, while motion will remain; if the motory nerve be cut, all motion will be destroyed, while sensation will exist as before.”
“The nervous system of a fresh and highly-fed horse sends its order to the motory system so quickly, that no time is allowed for him to consider whether or not the danger is real.”
“The deputies of quickest motory reactions were on their feet in an instant, followed by dozens and dozens of others, all making for the doors.”
“Our experience of the employment of electro-magnetism as a motory power is, however, too recent to enable us to foresee the ultimate results of contrivances to apply it; and, therefore, those who have devoted themselves to solve the problem of its application should not be discouraged, inasmuch as it would undoubtedly be a most important achievement to supersede the steam-engine, and thus escape the danger of railroads, even at double their expense.”
“But a motory force of a body in one direction, and an equal force of the same body in an opposite direction is not incompatible, and the result, namely, rest, is real and representable.”
“The whole muscularity of these animals, is the organ of irritability; and the nerves themselves are probably feeders of the motory power.”
“In insects we first find the distinct commencement of a separation between the muscular system, that is, organs of irritability, and the nervous system, that is, organs of sensibility; the former, however, maintaining a pre-eminence throughout, and the nerves themselves being probably subservient to the motory power.”
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