somatic nerve fibers


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Related to somatic nerve fibers: Somatic nervous system, autonomic nerve fibers, visceral nerve fibers

somatic nerve fibers

[TA]
afferent or efferent fibers distributed outside the body cavities, i.e., to the parietes; most somatic afferent fibers conduct impulses centrally stimulating conscious sensation; all somatic efferent fibers stimulate somatic (voluntary/striated/skeletal) muscle.
Synonym(s): neurofibrae somaticae [TA]