afferent nerve

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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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This finding suggests that neurotoxin-sensitive afferent fibers carry the peripheral stimulus involved in GE delay.
Cardiovascular reflex control by afferent fibers from skeletal muscle receptors, In: Shepherd JT et al.
Indeed, electrophysiologic recordings performed in subsequent years showed that inputs carried by the afferent fibers of the trigeminal nerve ophthalmic branch in the paralytic side cause increased excitability of the blink reflex in the non-paralytic side and proved quantitatively that the same increase cannot be provided by the inputs carried by the afferent fibers in the non-paralytic side (5).
Basically, these are annulospiral stretch receptors with Ia afferent fibers, synapse in the SC and an efferent axon of lower a motor neuron that causes muscle contraction.
The number of runs was approximately the number of afferent fibers contemporary stimulated by a single electrode of the cochlear prosthesis; this number was calculated by considering the size of the electrode (0.3 mm), the diameter of a IHC ([approximately equal to]10 gm), and the number of auditory fibers ([approximately equal to]10) contacting a single IHC.
Indeed, peripheral somatosensory stimulation evoked near the motor threshold activates proprioceptive, sensory and cutaneous afferent fibers [13].
Interestingly, AF occurs with the stimulation at the wrist level (mixed-nerve stimulation) of the median nerve but is not seen with the stimulation of skin branches (digital nerve) from the second finger This may suggest that this facilitation occurs through thick afferent fibers stemming from muscle spindles (51,53).
Excitation of lateral vestibular neurons by peripheral afferent fibers. J Neurophysiol 1966; 29: 508.
In addition, there are individual variations of pelvic anatomy and neurophysiology, intermingling of afferent fibers, intercommunication among nerve plexuses, and cross-talk (19).
Under physiological conditions, potentially harmful stimuli are integrated by the nociceptors of primary afferent fibers and relayed for final processing in the supraspinal centers.