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 receives input from the afferent limbs of the reflex and the area postrema.
The afferent limb of the neobladder, into which the uretero-ileal anastomoses are later performed, is positioned on the right hand side of the pelvis, and is not detubularized.
Our objective was to evaluate the afferent limb of the cough reflex in lung transplant recipients.
Debate continues as to whether using intusscepted ileum in the afferent limb (inlet) to create a nipple valve, as in the Kock pouch, is necessary to prevent reflux that could eventually damage the upper tracts (Elmajian et al.
The afferent limb of the reflex is predominantly via the glossopharyngeal nerve.