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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Capsaicin-sensitive afferent fibers of the common hepatic branch of the vagus project towards the rat liver (34).
It is physiologically controlled by excitatory presynaptic potentials of Ia afferent fibers and inhibitory postsynaptic potentials from muscle spindles of antagonistic muscles.
A recent dosimetric study [48] revealed that a typical cochlear implant delivered, at the location of the afferent fibers of the auditory nerve, a peak voltage of several tens of mVs, higher than the signal amplitudes used in this work ([less than or equal to] 10 mV).
For MI + SS and SS alone, this decrease may be due to the stimulation frequency, inducing homosynaptic post activation depression (HPAD) related to the repetitive stimulation of afferent fibers. However, after MI alone, this decrease may be related to a stimulation effect at Per and/or a condition effect.
An electrode cuff is placed around the right (or left cervical vague) aiming to stimulate both the vagal efferent and afferent fibers.
The possible underlying mechanism of extraordinary symptoms during supraventricular tachycardia has been supposed to be cross-talk between the cardiac afferent fibers and cranial nerves or ganglia through the impulse propagation [12].
Nociceptive inflow from these suboccipital structures is mediated by smalldiameter afferent fibers in the upper cervical roots terminating from the C2 segment up to the medullary dorsal horn [9,14,15].
Furthermore, Spinal Manipulation (SM) could have had a twofold effect, acting on (i) the skeletal muscle hypertonia, via the efferent projection from the CNS; (ii) the enteric, sympathetic, and parasympathetic systems, via the afferent fibers located in dorsal root or cranial nerve ganglia [24].
Primary afferent nerve fibers include extrinsic and intrinsic afferent fibers that govern the GI tract.
Most, if not all, studies have restricted their work on brain, at a large macroscopic level, without particular focus on a more cellular localization such as neurons, glial cells and/or vascular tissue (capillary) and neurotoxin for small-diameter primary afferent fibers (C and A delta).
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.
Electrodermal reflexes induced by activity in somatic afferent fibers. Brain Res.
Proietti et al., "Botulinum toxin A modulates afferent fibers in neurogenic detrusor overactivity," European Journal of Neurology, vol.
(1985) Morphology of central termina tions of intra-axonally stained, large, myelinated primary afferent fibers from facial skin in the rat.
[sup][11] Kidneys influence the central regulation of cardiovascular hemodynamics via afferent fibers that carry impulses centrally to structures that govern global sympathetic tone.