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afferent neuron

A neuron that conducts sensory impulses toward the brain or spinal cord.
Synonym: sensory neuron
See also: neuron
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Afferent neurons mediating escape swimming of the marine mollusc, Tritonia.
ASICs (ASIC1, ASIC2, and ASIC3) are expressed by the peripheral axons of vagal and spinal afferent neurons. Retrograde tracing studies indicate that 75% of the nodose ganglion neurons and 82% of the DRG neurons projecting to the rat stomach express ASIC3-like immunoreactivity [125].
Bornstein, "Intrinsic primary afferent neurons of the intestine," Progress in Neurobiology, vol.
SA13353 (1-[2-(1-Adamantyl)ethyl]-1-pentyl-3-[3-(4-pyridyl)propyl]urea) inhibits TNF-alpha production through the activation of capsaicin-sensitive afferent neurons mediated via transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 in vivo.
5-HT3 receptors are massively distributed in the myenteric nerve plexus (primary afferent neurons) and participate in the regulation of abdominal discomfort symptoms in IBS VP [35, 36].
[7,9] SCS activates the inhibitory effect of large primary afferent neurons in the dorsal columns, damping the incoming pain signal.
(2000) Coding of deflection velocity and amplitude by whisker primary afferent neurons: implications for higher level processing.
(6-8) It is well known that ECM nourishment can sequester and modulate stem cell niches along with synbiotic protein peptide formats to modulate stem cell niches and that afferent neurons can accomplish some astounding feats of regeneration and neurogenesis.
Inability to sense pain and absence of hidrosis in the patients arise from absence of sympathetic nerve supply of the afferent neurons of pain and eccrine sweat glands due to tissue damage.
Hunger is an intensely motivational state and the complicated picture of how it is regulated has been made more finely detailed again with the exciting discovery of these specific afferent neurons that are so directly involved with triggering it.
Michaelis, "Interactions of sympathetic and primary afferent neurons following nerve injury and tissue trauma," Progress in Brain Research, vol.