afferent pathway


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afferent pathway

Etymology: L, ad + ferre, to bear; AS, paeth + weg
the course or route taken, usually by a linkage of neurons, from the periphery of the body toward the central nervous system.

afferent pathway

A sensory pathway from a receptor to the central nervous system.
See also: pathway
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Genioglossus muscle responses to upper airway pressure changes: afferent pathways.
Afferent pathways to this area are from the neostriatum and use the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).