nerve pathway


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Noun1.nerve pathway - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brainnerve pathway - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
optic radiation, radiatio optica - a nerve pathway from the lateral geniculate body to the visual cortex
commissure - a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord
cerebral peduncle, peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
substantia alba, white matter - whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths
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The affected nerves transmit exaggerated pain signals from the skin to the brain, resulting in a burning, tingling pain and itching on the same side of your torso as the affected nerve pathway.
A proven pain abatement technology, TENS blocks the nerve pathway from transmitting pain signals to the brain while increasing endorphin production.
3,9-15) The electrophysiological examination including both nerve conduction and electromyography studies should identify the peripheral nerve, specific location in the nerve pathway, involvement of sensory and/ or motor axons, and the presence of myelinopathy and/ or axonopathy neuropathic process.
Not every man will do well on drugs like Viagra (PDE5), which depend on a man having an intact nerve pathway, Burns says.
Depending on the type of drug the signal may be interrupted at the pain stimulus or at any point along the nerve pathway to the brain.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Maestro Rechargeable System for certain obese adults was approved, the first weight loss treatment device that targets the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness.
The Maestro Rechargeable System is "the first weight loss treatment device that targets the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness," according to the Food and Drug Administration statement released Jan.
Involvement of the parasympathetic nerve pathway inhibits normal constriction of the pupil and results in dilation.
Sciatic nerve neuropathy may result from focal injury along the nerve pathway and can have various etiologies, such as compression, trauma, ischemia and neoplasia (4).
American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists ASET), the most common procedures are electroencephalograms, which record the ongoing electrical activity in the brain to evaluate for seizures and epilepsy; polysomnograms, which evaluate for sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea; evoked potential studies, which evaluate the complete nerve pathway by response to external stimulus; and nerve conduction studies, which evaluate the peripheral nerve integrity.
The precise anatomical site is along the median nerve pathway, two finger widths below the wrist crease.
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation ( TENS) unit delivers a tiny electrical current through electrodes taped to the skin to key points on a nerve pathway.