sensory neuron

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sen′sory neu`ron

(or nerve`),

a nerve cell that conducts impulses from the periphery of the body to the central nervous system.
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Noun1.sensory neuron - a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cordsensory neuron - a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord
nerve cell, neuron - a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
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They found that these sensory fibres wire together in the spinal cord with another group of neurons known as RORI neurons.
The work of Melzack and Wall (1965) (1) and their proposal of the gate control theory of pain, such that signals from large sensory fibres decrease the transmission of neuropathic pain signals from small fibre afferents (fast blocks slow), provides a window to the underlying physiology.
Some sensory fibres travel to the thoracolumbar spine, where they may trigger sympathetic stimulation that induces relaxation of the detrusor and increased closure of the bladder outlet during the filling phase.