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transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers

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a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

of nerves and nerve impulses

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IHC: inner hair cell; OHC: outer hair cell; ISBs: inner spiral bundles; ANFs: afferent nerve fibers. Scar bar =10 [micro]m.
Experimentally stimulation of vagal afferent nerve fibers can have profound effects on the activity of the contralateral vagal efferent (increased activity) and bilaterally of cardiac sympathetic efferent nerve fibers (inhibition of activity) [9].
Externally administered AEA and CB1 agonist, arachidonyl-2-chloroethylamide (ACEA), have been shown to significantly reduce the firing rate of afferent nerve fibers in OA joints, but not in the control joints, suggesting a tonic release of endocannabinoids at the joint level in OA.
The analgesic effects of direct current are explained by effects of iones on C afferent nerve fibers, as well as by application of different ionic content, while neuromodulatory effect is explained by release of neuropeptide transmitters [3, 9].