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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CIPA which was first described in 1951 results from a defect in neural crest differentiation and the system responsible for pain and temperature sensations the first order afferent system.
They then present sections on the essential components of the neuro-ophthalmic examination and evaluation; disorders of the visual afferent system, pupil, ocular motor efferent systems, orbit, and lid; evaluation of the nonorganic patient; and common or classic neurologic and systemic disorders with important neuro-ophthalmic manifestations.
But when the subject closes his or her eyes, only one intact afferent system remains for balance control.