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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Picker to examine the neurophysiologic effects of spinal manipulation showed that there is an impact of spinal manipulation on primary afferent nerves from paraspinal tissues, the motor control system and pain processing.
TRPA1 presents on afferent nerves, which can detect and react to potentially damage, such as stress, physical and chemical stimuli.
[23,24] In addition, the peripheral terminals of primary afferent nerves innervating somatic tissues also express NMDA receptors.
It converges visceral afferent nerves from the periphery, descending projection nerves from the senior center, and SDH neurons, thus forming a complex neural network.
Calaresu and Ciriello [4, 5] showed that renal afferent nerves project directly into a number of areas in the central nervous system, such as the lateral tegmental fields, the paramedial reticular nucleus, the dorsal vagal complex of the medulla, and the lateral hypothalamic area, contributing to arterial blood pressure regulation.
Pan, "Role of primary afferent nerves in allodynia caused by diabetic neuropathy in rats," Neuroscience, vol.
It has been accepted that vagal afferent nerves play an important role in energy homeostasis.
The sensory afferent nerves carry sensations from the skin, joints, and viscera via large and small fibres.
This sensory transduction occurs via primary afferent nerves following reciprocated signals between neuronal and nonneuronal skin cells of the NICS [1].