afferent fibers


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af·fer·ent fi·bers

fibers that convey impulses to a ganglion or to a nerve center in the brain or spinal cord.

af·fer·ent fi·bers

(af'ĕr-ĕnt fī'bĕrz)
Those that convey impulses to a ganglion or to a nerve center in the brain or spinal cord.
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To demonstrate that EM field stimulation affects noxious information arising from the heart, intrapericardial injections of `inflammatory soup' will be used to activate cardiac receptors of sympathetic afferent fibers projecting to the spinal cord.
The dorsal horn of the spinal cord is the site of termination of primary afferents and there is complex interaction between such afferent fibers, intrinsic spinal neurons, descending pain modulating fibers, and various associated neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, adenosine, and glutamate in the dorsal horn.
Secondary vestibular afferent fibers are responsible for making connections with the contralateral vestibular nuclei, oculomotor control areas, the cerebellum, and the spinal cord.
Using this technique, we investigated the activity of primary afferent fibers of the anterior lateral line nerve during self-induced motion in the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau.
It is well documented that there are afferent fibers in the esophagus and efferents in the airway.