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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Afferent nerves that enter the brain or spinal cord may synapse with efferent nerves that leave the central nervous system and terminate in various effectors.
Neuroma formation and abnormal afferent nerve discharges after partial beak amputation (beak-trimming) in poultry.
They cover development and plasticity, vagal sensory ganglion neurons, vagal sensory nerve terminals, connections in the central nervous system, organ-specific afferent nerves, and vagal reflexes and sensation.
This impulse is propagated by the afferent nerves toward the vestibular nuclei.
Consequently, we previously proposed a mechanism of increased sensitivity of the afferent nerves in patients with airway symptoms induced by scents and chemicals and suggested using the term "sensory hyperreactivity" (SHR; Millqvist et al.
Critics have argued that the symptomatic improvement that most patients report following the Stretta procedure is simply due to destruction of afferent nerves in the lower esophageal mucosa, with the result that continued reflux becomes asymptomatic.
The autonomic efferent and afferent nerves keep a continuous degree of activity, which is referred to as tone.