sensory pathway


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sensory pathway

Etymology: L, sentire, to feel; AS, paeth + weg
the route followed by a sensory nerve impulse from an end organ to a reflex center in the brain or spinal cord.

sensory pathway

A pathway over which sensory impulses are conveyed from sense organs or receptors to sensory or reflex centers of the spinal cord or brain.
See also: pathway
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Music helps reduce pain by activating sensory pathways that compete with pain pathways, stimulating emotional responses, and engaging cognitive attention.
We still don't understand all the sensory pathways of taste and smell.
Sensory pathways in control of micturition arise in the suburothelial and detrusor layers of the bladder and in the bladder neck and upper urethra (fig 1).
ALTERNATIVE SENSORY PATHWAYS IN THE INJURED SPINAL CORD