sensory neurons


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sensory neurons

Neurons that send signals to the central nervous system.
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Sensory neurons die a programmed death; you literally have a new sense of smell every month.
This might affect sensory neurons in the dura, the thin envelope of tissue that surrounds the brain and may be the source of headaches.
Previous work has found that copper interferes with a fish's sense of smell by damaging or even killing the sensory neurons on this rosette, McIntyre explained in a phone interview.
Although the sensation of pain involves a large number of players, sodium channels Navl.3, Nav1.7, Nav1.8 and Nav1.9 stand out as being particularly important because they reset the gain in sensory neurons that signal pain.
This might affect sensory neurons in the dura, the thin envelop of tissue that surrounds the brain, and may be the source of headaches.
Thus, the lower motor neurons are the "final common pathway" to coordinate voluntary movement because the lower motor neurons receive information from both UMNs and sensory neurons from the periphery.
As Malcangio (PhD, pharmacology, U .of Florence, Italy) explains in her introduction, the 22 chapters of this book "have evolved around the concept that the first sensory synapse between the central terminals of primary sensory neurons and dorsal horn neurons in the spinal cord is plastic and modifiable" by neuronal and non-neuronal regulators, promising the identification of new targets for the treatment of chronic pain.
elegans network, we found that [S.sub.1] consisted of a mixture of sensory neurons and nerve ring interneurons, whilst [S.sub.2] was made up entirely of command interneurons.
Sensory neurons, for example, carry messages from your eyes, ears and other sensory organs to your brain.
Collectively, these events profoundly affect the excitability and functional properties of spinal sensory neurons and ultimately affect evoked and resting sensibilities.
Hereditary sensory neuropathy (HSN) is a rare disorder of peripheral sensory neurons. It was also known as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy.
One such channel--TRP melastatin 8 (TRPM8) or cold and menthol receptor 1 (CMR1)--is activated by chemical cooling agents (such as menthol) or when ambient temperatures drop below approximately 26 degrees C, suggesting that it mediates the detection of cold thermal stimuli by primary afferent sensory neurons. However, some studies have questioned the contribution of TRPM8 to cold detection or proposed that other excitatory or inhibitory channels are more critical to this sensory modality in vivo.