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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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.
Similarly, in a model of OA pain, local administration of CB1 agonist ACEA reduced mechanosensitivity of afferent nerve fibers, suppressing nociceptive transmission in OA and healthy rat knee joints.
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].
This pathologic change prompts the surviving primary afferent nerve fibers, after being damaged, and to form new connections - the regeneration of the central synapse with the bone pain signal transmitting neurons.
9 R1 is a cutaneous originated oligosynaptic reflex, which is transported by trigeminal afferent nerve fibers.