inhibitory fibers

in·hib·i·tor·y fi·bers

nerve fibers that inhibit the activity of the nerve cells with which they have synaptic connections, or of the effector tissue (smooth muscle, heart muscle, or glands) in which they terminate.

in·hib·i·tor·y fi·bers

(in-hib'i-tōr-ē fī'bĕrz)
Nerve fibers that inhibit the activity of the nerve cells with which they have synaptic connections, or of the effector tissue (smooth muscle, heart muscle, glands) in which they terminate.
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By way of another central structure (the raphe nucleus), it projects inhibitory fibers that meet with pain- sensitive nerve cells at communication relay points--called synapses or synaptic points--in the spinal cord and certain areas of the brain.

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