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central pathway

An axon tract within the brain or spinal cord.
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Somatosympathetic reflexes: afferent fibers, central pathways, discharge characteristics.
They are hitting the pro-inflammatory processes and the central pathways linked with diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease," notes Seeram.
This work provides an anatomical survey of the five human sensory systems, with coverage of ontogeny, central pathways, and functional mechanisms.
Long slender connecting wires ("axons") grow to hook the receptors up to the central pathways in the spinal cord and brain stem, and eventually to the central pain relay station called the thalamus, an achievement reached by 14 weeks.
Hydrostatic pressure information carried by the thread hairs, which also sense angular acceleration, is filtered out from direct pathways onto the interneurons, but spectral analysis shows that it still has an influence via central pathways. Long-term recordings from equilibrium interneurons in free-walking crabs taken from the wild into constant conditions show tidally changing frequencies of bouts of activity, with peaks that correspond to times of high tide.
One approach to dissecting such complexity is to concentrate on a fundamental difference between crabs and lobsters--that is, the elaboration in crabs of the statocyst and its central pathways.
Herpes zoster, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and other neuropathic pain is caused by damage involving peripheral or central pathways. The pain is usually poorly localized.
Intravascular instrumentation increases positive responses to head-up tilt in young subjects presumably via central pathways (9).
Visceral pain refers to pain from noxious stimuli such as painful swelling, ischemia, and inflammation that act on visceral organs via peripheral and central pathways [1].
It has been accepted that the neural transduction pathways of GI visceral pain are divided into peripheral and central pathways. Existing research on the neurological mechanism of EA treatment for GI visceral pain has primarily focused on the regulation of these transduction pathways.
A further informal garden adjoins the forecourt and includes central pathways and flowerbeds, lawns and high copper beech hedging.

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