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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Moreover, these changes for each stage are physiologically distinct in the following manner: (a) Phase I rate change as a result of parasympathetic neural withdrawal allowing for a rapid increase in HR with an established logarithmic trend line; (b) Phase II rate change as a result of sympathetic neural increase matching workload increase, allowing for a gradual increase in HR response with a 2nd degree polynomial trend line; and (c) Phase III rate change as a result of peripheral metabolite increase with work stimulating a direct afferent signal increasing HR with a 4th degree polynomial trend line.
This is important, because any change in afferent signal can in return lead to motor response modification [22].
The 20 ms time delay reflects the time needed for the afferent signal from the Median nerve to arrive at S1.
Both motor learning processes and the effect of proprioceptive and cutaneous afferent signals on corticospinal excitability can be studied using electrophysiological methods.
High-frequency afferent signals generated by a stretched urinary bladder wall initiate contraction of the bladder by simultaneously exciting sacral parasympathetic preganglionic neurons and inhibiting lumbar sympathetic preganglionic neurons.