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.
See also: fiber
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The nerves are injured in irritable nociceptor pain, but some primary afferent fibers are still intact.
Just a few nerves, called afferent fibers, extend from the central nervous system to the stomach, Powley agrees.
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.