afferent pathway


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afferent pathway

Etymology: L, ad + ferre, to bear; AS, paeth + weg
the course or route taken, usually by a linkage of neurons, from the periphery of the body toward the central nervous system.

afferent pathway

A sensory pathway from a receptor to the central nervous system.
See also: pathway
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Differential role of inhibition in habituation of two independent afferent pathways to a common motor output.
Somatic afferent pathways arise from pressure, temperature, and pain receptors in the skin and deeper tissues of the body and send information to the brain and spinal cord via cranial and spinal nerves, respectively.
Psychophysical and Physiological Evidence for Parallel Afferent Pathways Mediating the Sensation of Itch.
Genioglossus muscle responses to upper airway pressure changes: afferent pathways.