afferent nerve

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Noun1.afferent nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
dorsal horn, dorsal root - one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers
afferent neuron, sensory neuron - a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
afferent fiber, sensory fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
lemniscus, fillet - a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
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23,24] In addition, the peripheral terminals of primary afferent nerves innervating somatic tissues also express NMDA receptors.
The mechanism is the blockage of releasing the substance P and also calcitonin gene peptide (CGRP) and also glutamate from afferent nerves and also is decreasing the levels of nerve growth factor (NGF).
PGE2 stimulates the release of tachykinins, which stimulate neurokinin receptors on afferent nerves and the detrusor smooth muscle and as a result promote detrusor contraction (Andersson & Hedlund, 2002; Verhamme et al.
5] The urothelium is supplied with afferent nerves and is involved in reflex responses to bladder filling and distension.
As the diagram 1 show, implementation of fatigue protocol on proximal area of lower parts (knee extensors) has had more influence on decrease of the subjects' access distance in Star test, which may probably be explained as: knee area fatigue just brings change and fall of the function of muscles and afferent nerves of this area.