afferent nerve

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Synonyms for afferent nerve

a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

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It was proposed that proinflammatory cytokines are involved in sensitization of bladder afferent pathways under inflammatory conditions and that the sensitization of the bladder afferent pathways might be involved in the pathogenesis of IC.
Recent evidence that FES of cutaneous afferent pathways is effective in modulating the generation of stepping in cats and humans with SCI [44-45] could indicate that applied stimulation may enhance afferent modulation of spinal circuitry.
This seminal discovery has had a major impact on our understanding of the biology of obesity, describing some of the key afferent pathways in body weight regulation active in man.
It has been suggested that SNM inhibits bladder afferent activities through its action on somatic afferent pathways and thereby blocks abnormal sensory input to the spinal cord and brain.
Differential role of inhibition in habituation of two independent afferent pathways to a common motor output.
Somatic afferent pathways arise from pressure, temperature, and pain receptors in the skin and deeper tissues of the body and send information to the brain and spinal cord via cranial and spinal nerves, respectively.