afferent fibers


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af·fer·ent fi·bers

fibers that convey impulses to a ganglion or to a nerve center in the brain or spinal cord.

af·fer·ent fi·bers

(af'ĕr-ĕnt fī'bĕrz)
Those that convey impulses to a ganglion or to a nerve center in the brain or spinal cord.
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Gebhart, "Mechanosensitive afferent fibers in the gastrointestinal and lower urinary tracts," in Visceral Pain.
taste buds whose peripheral afferent fibers convey information via the
Fifteen-minute cooling at 6 [+ or -] 1[degrees]C may have no effect on the function of proprioception but using lower temperatures or longer periods may indicate the other findings because of further affecting conduction velocity of afferent fibers running from receptors to CNS, and further activation of pain receptors.
Afferent fibers simultaneously deliver nerve stimulus back to the surface of the inner ear, and to the acoustic nuclei of the brain stem--the initial sound sensory region of the brain.
Just a few nerves, called afferent fibers, extend from the central nervous system to the stomach, Powley agrees.
Physical therapy recognizes the term "fatigue process of the AS afferent fibers" through axonal blockage (repetitive, high-frequency stimuli) as well as neuropeptide transmitters release (direct and modulated current) followed by pain transfer blockage on the peripheral and spinal level.
From postnatal day 0 to day 3, the neurite of these afferent fibers begins to refine to form outer spiral bundles, which innervate outer HCs.
In fact, the stimulation of limb locomotor groups III-IV afferent fibers (ergoreflex activation) clearly has the capability to increase ventilatory response to rhythmic exercise (21,22).
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.
Strichartz, "Susceptibility to lidocaine of impulses in different somatosensory afferent fibers of rat sciatic nerve," Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, vol.
Central distribution of primary afferent fibers of the glossopharyngeal and vagal nerves in the opossum, Didelphis virginiana.