afferent fiber


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Synonyms for afferent fiber

a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system

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Renal denervation aims to ablate efferent sympathetic and sensory afferent fibers of the renal nerves, both of which are thought to contribute to the blood pressure-lowering effect of catheter-based renal denervation (2, 4).
Under normal circumstances, painful stimuli are transmitted to the dorsal horn of the spinal cord via primary afferent fibers (A-[delta] and C nerve fibers) and lead to the release of substance P and excitatory amino acids (EAAs).
Sprouting of primary afferent fibers after spinal cord transection in the rat.
Afferent fibers were thought to ascend from each given part of the body to its representative site on the homunculus.
A prolonged somatic irritant, such as low back pain, that acts on afferent fibers from the gastrointestinal tract might inhibit sensations of visceral pain and lead to bowel motility disorders.