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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This generates a pyrogenic message that reaches the central nervous system (CNS) through mechanisms involving both neuronal pathways (afferent pathway of the vagus nerve) and humoral pathways (8).
Cravo, "Afferent pathways in cardiovascular adjustments induced by volume expansion in anesthetized rats," American Journal of Physiology--Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, vol.
Recent evidence that FES of cutaneous afferent pathways is effective in modulating the generation of stepping in cats and humans with SCI [44-45] could indicate that applied stimulation may enhance afferent modulation of spinal circuitry.
This seminal discovery has had a major impact on our understanding of the biology of obesity, describing some of the key afferent pathways in body weight regulation active in man.
Long-term potentiation (LTP), a form of synaptic plasticity, is an activity-dependent increase in synaptic strength induced by high frequency stimulation of afferent pathways [1].
It has been suggested that SNM inhibits bladder afferent activities through its action on somatic afferent pathways and thereby blocks abnormal sensory input to the spinal cord and brain.[sup.2] SNM has become more appealing because of simpler, minimally invasive implant techniques and shorter hospital stay.
Differential role of inhibition in habituation of two independent afferent pathways to a common motor output.
Somatic afferent pathways arise from pressure, temperature, and pain receptors in the skin and deeper tissues of the body and send information to the brain and spinal cord via cranial and spinal nerves, respectively.
"Psychophysical and Physiological Evidence for Parallel Afferent Pathways Mediating the Sensation of Itch." The Journal of Neuroscience.
Genioglossus muscle responses to upper airway pressure changes: afferent pathways. J Appl Physiol 1982; 52:445-450.