afferent nerve

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Related to afferent nerve: afferent neuron, Afferent fibers, afferent pathway
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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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Auditory brainstem response wave I was mainly sourced from the cochlear afferent nerve,9 and the auditory brainstem response missed from wave I, suggesting that the lesions of auditory branch and/or inner hair cells, inner hair cells and afferent synapses of VIII brain nerve leads to unsynchronized nervous discharge of the nerve fibers.
Externally administered AEA and CB1 agonist, arachidonyl-2-chloroethylamide (ACEA), have been shown to significantly reduce the firing rate of afferent nerve fibers in OA joints, but not in the control joints, suggesting a tonic release of endocannabinoids at the joint level in OA.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sorrento Therapeutics's Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for Resiniferatoxin (RTX), a non-opioid, TRPV1 agonist that selectively targets afferent nerve activation involved in chronic pain states.
The analgesic effects of direct current are explained by effects of iones on C afferent nerve fibers, as well as by application of different ionic content, while neuromodulatory effect is explained by release of neuropeptide transmitters [3, 9].
Tissue injury stimulates C and Ad-fibers of sensory nerves, which causes the release of the inflammatory neuropeptides substance P and Calcitonin-generelated-peptide from the afferent nerve endings (6).
Urethral afferent nerve activity affects the micturition reflex; implication for the relationship between stress incontinence and detrusor instability.
The etiology of NP remains unknown, although it is thought to be a neuropathic itch caused by afferent nerve entrapment.
Amino glycosides including streptomycin have been found to cause modulation of the release of excitatory neurotransmitters from primary afferent nerve terminals.
proposed a model of AD in which increased NGF in the injured cord stimulates primary afferent nerve sprouting, thus amplifying spinal sympathetic reflexes and promoting dysreflexia [19].
This pathologic change prompts the surviving primary afferent nerve fibers, after being damaged, and to form new connections - the regeneration of the central synapse with the bone pain signal transmitting neurons.
The characterization of afferent nerve fiber function using quantitative sensory testing and histamine-induced flare analysis showed that PHN is associated with damage of afferent fibers.