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Each skeletal muscle is composed of numerous muscle fibers, and each motor neuron in the spinal cord controls a number of muscle fibers. In large muscles, such as those of the trunk, buttock, or calf, one motor neuron controls (innervates) more than 1,000 muscle fibers, whereas in the much smaller hand muscles, one motor neuron controls only about 100 muscle fibers, which permits the fine control that is needed to perform small, delicate movements. The nerve fiber, or axon, that emerges from the motor neuron branches extensively after it enters the muscle so that each small nerve branch innervates only a single muscle fiber.
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Another one third are derived from the motor areas that plan and program motor performance. The remaining one third is derived from an area called the somatic sensory cortex and the adjacent temporal lobe region. This arrangement indicates that lower motor neurons receive broad control from the cerebral cortex, including the frontal lobes (the primary and supplementary motor cortices, and premotor areas), parietal lobe (the primary somatic sensory cortex), and the temporal lobe. The corticobulbar tracts descend initially with the corticospinal tracts but then branch away in the brain stem.