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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The unmyelinated C afferent nerve fibers may be the most important sub-type in MC-activated sensory afferent in the GI tract (26).
Detection thresholds for stimuli in humans and monkeys : comparison with thresholds events in mechanoreceptive afferent nerve fibers innervating the monkey hand.
Experimentally stimulation of vagal afferent nerve fibers can have profound effects on the activity of the contralateral vagal efferent (increased activity) and bilaterally of cardiac sympathetic efferent nerve fibers (inhibition of activity) [9].
Externally administered AEA and CB1 agonist, arachidonyl-2-chloroethylamide (ACEA), have been shown to significantly reduce the firing rate of afferent nerve fibers in OA joints, but not in the control joints, suggesting a tonic release of endocannabinoids at the joint level in OA.
The analgesic effects of direct current are explained by effects of iones on C afferent nerve fibers, as well as by application of different ionic content, while neuromodulatory effect is explained by release of neuropeptide transmitters [3, 9].