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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Finally, the biliopancreatic or afferent limb is anastomosed 75-150 cm distal to the G-J anastomosis in side-to-side fashion (the enteroenterostomy or J-J anastomosis).
Afferent limb of vomiting reflex from mechano- and chemoreceptors in the gastrointestinal tract is relayed via vagus nerve to the nucleus tractus solitarius in the brainstem.
The reflex arc of the hiccup has 3 components: the afferent limb composed of phrenic, vagus, and sympathetic nerves; a central processor in the midbrain; and the efferent limb composed of the phrenic nerve supplying the diaphragm and intercostal nerves supplying the intercostal muscle fibers [3].
It is hypothesized that BTX inhibits NDO at both the efferent and afferent limb of the micturition reflex by two entirely different pathways [26].
The responses induced by acupuncture-like stimulation are reflexes in which cutaneous and/or muscle somatic afferent nerve fibers of the afferent limb, autonomic efferent nerve fibers of the efferent limb, and the spinal cord and/or the brain stem of the reflex centers workin a complex way [14].