afferent fiber

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Noun1.afferent 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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The afferents of 48 of the 52 club-like endings were associated with axon terminals; the remaining 4 neurons demonstrated the convergence of two axon terminals arranged side-by-side into one afferent fiber.
The appearance of some axons exiting the main fiber tracts and exhibiting expanded growth cones suggests that afferent fiber extension was still underway [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1I OMITTED].
Although the signal-to-noise ratio of primary afferent fiber responses to EOD appears to be low when compared to that generated by ventilation, these fibers have a high, steady rate of resting activity and, in these experiments, are being strongly modulated by the fish's ventilatory potentials.
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.