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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Similarly, in a model of OA pain, local administration of CB1 agonist ACEA reduced mechanosensitivity of afferent nerve fibers, suppressing nociceptive transmission in OA and healthy rat knee joints.
The rationale for this approach is that by interrupting the neural pathways to and from the scrotal contents, this decreases afferent nerve stimulation and downregulates pain centres.
In addition BTX-A appears to have an effect by modulating the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from urothelium the effect being seen on afferent nerve activity.
By cutting the afferent nerve fibres in rats, a team of scientists led by Urs Meyer, a researcher in the group of ETH Zurich professor Wolfgang Langhans, turned this two-way communication into a one-way street, enabling the researchers to get to the bottom of the role played by gut instinct.
For example, a contracted muscle may irritate its own afferent nerve, which in turn may stimulate its own motor nerve.
Several receptors are believed to mediate afferent nerve fiber excitation by generating depolarizing responses.
Properties of afferent nerve impulses originating from a neuroma.
Artificially inducing afferent nerve activity is considered a way to augment or substitute an impaired sense [5].
Inside the dentin tubule, a change in pressure causes a change in fluid movement, and this is transmitted to the odonto- blastic process and fires the afferent nerve ending in the dentin tubule (Figure 2).
7) The SP- induced contraction of endothelial cells and subsequent plasma extravation allow substance, such as bradykinin and histamine, to gain access to the site of injury and to afferent nerve terminals.
In addition, afferent neurons may synapse with other afferent nerve cells within the central nervous system.
Neuroma formation and abnormal afferent nerve discharges after partial beak amputation (beak-trimming) in poultry.