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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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).
Under physiological conditions, potentially harmful stimuli are integrated by the nociceptors of primary afferent fibers and relayed for final processing in the supraspinal centers.
Prior scientific evidence shows that when the active device stimulates the afferent fibers of the vagus nerve, there is a rapid and sustained change in brain chemistry characterized by the release of inhibitory neurotransmitters, and a decrease in the over-expression of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate.
Somatosympathetic reflexes: afferent fibers, central pathways, discharge characteristics.
Botulinum toxin A modulates afferent fibers in neurogenic detrusor overactivity," European Journal of Neurology, vol.
1985) Morphology of central termina tions of intra-axonally stained, large, myelinated primary afferent fibers from facial skin in the rat.
sup][11] Kidneys influence the central regulation of cardiovascular hemodynamics via afferent fibers that carry impulses centrally to structures that govern global sympathetic tone.
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.