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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Most of the sensory fibrils entering each segment of the spinal cord terminate on interneurons, but a small number of large sensory fibres from the muscle spindles terminate directly on the anterior motorneurons.
PlM produces decreased degree of motor block in heavily myelinated motor fibres and faster onset of block in lightly myelinated sensory fibres i.
They found that these sensory fibres wire together in the spinal cord with another group of neurons known as RORI neurons.
Skin biopsy and measurement of IENFD Pathologically, DSFN is characterized by degeneration of distal terminations of small-diameter sensory fibres, observed as low IENF density (IENFD) on histological analysis of tissue from patients with the condition.
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.