afferent fiber


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afferent fiber

A nerve fiber that carries sensory impulses to the central nervous system from receptors in the periphery.
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Percutaneous denervation of the efferent sympathetic and sensory afferent fibers of the renal nerves is a promising and safe therapeutic option but prospective randomized controlled trials are necessary to confirm that renal denervation will become vital in the treatment of resistant hypertension.
Modifying sensations around the anorectal region can inhibit faecal incontinence by stimulating the afferent fibers, whereas stimulation of efferent fibers can induce voiding by stimulating contraction of the region.
Just a few nerves, called afferent fibers, extend from the central nervous system to the stomach, Powley agrees.