afferent fiber

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Noun1.afferent fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
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12) Acute or chronic sinusitis can irritate the afferent fibers of the trigeminal nerve, which can lead to pain.
Under normal circumstances, pain is associated with electrical activity in small diameter primary afferent fibers of peripheral nerves.
Sobotka said that studies in kidney transplant recipients indicate that while there is some regrowth of efferent fibers with partial neurologic activity, the outbound afferent fibers have little or no ability to reconnect.