sensory nerve

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Noun1.sensory 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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All the tests were performed on both right and left sensory nerves including the ulnar, median, radial cutaneous, sural and motor nerves including the ulnar, median, common peroneal and posterior tibial.
Normally, sensory nerves carry electrical impulses to tell the brain that something is affecting the body from outside.
They've shown that ethanol triggers certain tissues, such as skin, to release the same neurochemical signals secreted when heat or capsaicin stimulate VR1-laden sensory nerves.
Current treatment options for neuropathic pain include gabapentin and various opioids, which may lead to addiction and destruction of the sensory nerves.
Sensory means sensation and sensory nerves carry touch, pain and hot and cold messages from the skin in various parts of the body up to the spinal cord and then to the part of the brain dealing with sensation, the sensory cortex.
Two research teams now confirm this hypothesis by independently reporting the discovery of a single cell-surface protein that enables sensory nerves to respond to both menthol and coldness.
By saturating as many sensory nerves as possible, cupping participants are better able to evaluate a coffee sample.
Its success in combating the air temperature response suggests that hot, humid air triggers asthma symptoms by activating airway sensory nerves that are sensitive to an increase in temperature.
SENSORY Sensory means sensation and sensory nerves carry touch, pain and hot and cold messages from the skin in various parts of the body up to the spinal cord and then to the part of the brain dealing with sensation, the sensory cortex.
Catania of Vanderbilt University in Nashville finds that sensory nerves of the star-nosed mole may race to occupy brain space early in development.
Sensory nerves carrying pain messages from certain parts of the body converge before they enter the brain, causing confusion about the source of those pain signals.
In research on mice and rats, scientists from Imperial College London have now found evidence that the late asthmatic response happens because the allergen triggers sensory nerves in the airways.