Sensory nerves


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Sensory nerves

Sensory or afferent nerves carry impulses of sensation from the periphery or outward parts of the body to the brain. Sensations include feelings, impressions, and awareness of the state of the body.
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In the present study there was significant decrease in conduction velocity of sensory nerves (Median and ulnar nerve) and amplitude and increase in latency in type 2 diabetics mellitus compared to controls and the values were significant for amplitude of motor nerves and median (Sensory) nerve.
We previously demonstrated that diet induced obese rats develop whole body insulin resistance and sensory neuropathy associated with reduced sensory nerve conduction velocity, thermal hypoalgesia, and decreased intraepidermal nerve fiber density in the skin of the hindpaw [18].
Only between 5 and 20 percent of the skin's sensory nerves are sensitive to itch, and one group of them has histamine receptors that can be blocked by antihistamines to stop the itch.
Comparing groups A and B, by nerve conduction studies percentile deterioration of only sensory nerves was high in group A (P < 0.001), suggesting that corticosteroids is not very efficacious in preventing sensory nerve damage.
The upper and lower airways could mirror each other by trigeminal and vagal reflexes--the two main sensory nerves of the airways.
Certain drugs, such as carbamazepine, can interfere with the passage of nerve impulses along sensory nerves and these can be very effective.
These experiments revealed that Nav 1.8 plays an important role in generating as well as maintaining action potentials within the spinal sensory nerve cells.
[12] showed a negative correlation between height and the conduction velocities of the bilateral ulnar motor and left median sensory nerves. Huang et al.
"However, we hypothesized that the combination of autologous (self-donated) SDSCs placed in collagen tubes to bridge gaps in the damaged nerves would restore the continuity of injured nerves and save from amputation the upper arms of a patient with poly-injury to motor and sensory nerves," the researcher said.
Myelin is a major component of motor nerves and clinically important sensory nerves. This agent then fluoresces, or lights up under an optical imaging system developed in tandem by a group of biomedical engineers in GE's Research labs.
All the tests were performed on both right and left sensory nerves including the ulnar, median, radial cutaneous, sural and motor nerves including the ulnar, median, common peroneal and posterior tibial.
They've shown that ethanol triggers certain tissues, such as skin, to release the same neurochemical signals secreted when heat or capsaicin stimulate VR1-laden sensory nerves. Triggering nerves in such tissues with capsaicin eliminates a subsequent ethanol response--further indication that the alcohol acts on the same nerve cells.