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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Modifying sensations around the anorectal region can inhibit faecal incontinence by stimulating the afferent fibers, whereas stimulation of efferent fibers can induce voiding by stimulating contraction of the region.
Just a few nerves, called afferent fibers, extend from the central nervous system to the stomach, Powley agrees.
12) Acute or chronic sinusitis can irritate the afferent fibers of the trigeminal nerve, which can lead to pain.
Under normal circumstances, pain is associated with electrical activity in small diameter primary afferent fibers of peripheral nerves.
Sprouting of primary afferent fibers after spinal cord transection in the rat.