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 sensorimotor system normally uses inputs from three afferent systems: vestibular, somatosensory, and visual.
Gilson, for example, also collaborates with Micromass, Finnigan, Charybdis Technologies, Afferent Systems, and Perkin-Elmer SCIEX on combinatorial chemistry systems, according to Gordon Hunter, director of marketing at Gilson.
Specific topics include orexin and its receptors, neurontal responses to orexin/hypocretin, and afferent systems, hypocretin measurements in blood and tissues, the feeding behavior of the orexin system and its relation with the autonomic nervous system and the neuroendocrine system, stress and emotion, hypocretin as a wakefulness regulatory peptide and as a component in motor function.