afferent pathway


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afferent pathway

A sensory pathway from a receptor to the central nervous system.
See also: pathway
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Cravo, "Afferent pathways involved in the renal vasodilation induced by hypertonic saline," Hypertension, vol.
In this case suckling is detected by pressure receptors in the teat and this stimulates afferent pathways that ultimately impinge upon hypothalamic neurosecretory cells that release the hormone oxytocin into the blood.
The peripheral nerves act as afferent pathways for neural messages from the nociceptive receptors to the spinal cord, and the efferent pathways that relay the messages to react to the stimulus.
Moreover, different homeostats (i.e., central integration systems stimulated by different afferent pathways) can regulate the activity of the same effector system.
In middle ear surgery is caused by activation of vestibular afferent pathways and stimulation of Arnold's nerve.
It was proposed that proinflammatory cytokines are involved in sensitization of bladder afferent pathways under inflammatory conditions and that the sensitization of the bladder afferent pathways might be involved in the pathogenesis of IC.
Long-term potentiation (LTP), a form of synaptic plasticity, is an activity-dependent increase in synaptic strength induced by high frequency stimulation of afferent pathways [1].