sensory fiber


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Noun1.sensory fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
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Where before a sensory fiber made only a few synaptic contacts with the LMN, now it's making many; it has grown more synapses and now has a stronger reflex connection.
In the study, ZDF rats displayed peripheral nerve oxidative stress and diabetic peripheral neuropathy symptoms such as nerve conduction velocity deficit, small sensory fiber dysfunction, and intraepidermal nerve fiber loss.
17-19] The small sensory fiber involvement in neuropathic pain is usually accompanied by burning and paining feet in patients as the fiber mediates pain and temperature sensation.
In the present study, ZDF rats displayed peripheral nerve oxidative stress and diabetic peripheral neuropathy symptoms such as nerve conduction velocity deficit, small sensory fiber dysfunction, and intraepidermal nerve fiber loss.
Each sensory fiber (mediating touch, pain, heat, cold, pressure, static limb position, kinesthesia, etc.
It will merge the electrical stimulation effects on sensory fibers and transduction of mechanical deformations of the skin into action potentials.
SNAP is obtained by electrically stimulating sensory fibers and recording the nerve action potential at a point further along that nerve.
The symptoms secondary to disturbances of sensory fibers could negatively affect the quality of life of patients with NBS.
MILD (myelin only) Sensory--<50 m/sec SNCV AE-BE or >10 m/sec SNCV AE-BE difference when compared to BE-W, SNCV (AE- BE SNCV >50 m/sec) >40% decrease in SNAP amplitude AE/BE; Motor--<50 m/sec MNCV AE-BE or >10 m/sec MNCV AE-BE difference when compared to BE-W MNCV (AE- BE MNCV >50 m/sec) >20% decrease in CMAP amplitude AE/BE; Sensory and Motor--abnormal findings as listed above for both motor and sensory fibers.
As the clinical course progresses, other sensory fibers can be involved as well as motor and autonomic fibers that respectively innervate muscles that move the eyes and face and control function of the eye, pupil and the bladder.
The sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) fibers regulate the sensory fibers.
They found that these sensory fibers wire together in the spinal cord with another group of neurons known as RORI neurons.