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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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.
Several receptors are believed to mediate afferent nerve fiber excitation by generating depolarizing responses.
Type I hair cells are flask-shaped and connected to a single large afferent nerve fiber. Type II cells are cylindrical, and they are innervated by a series of bouton-type nerve endings at their base.
There are three distinct stages in the formation and development of the afferent nerve fiber innervation to the inner and outer HCs [77].