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Afferent Nerve

Definition of the noun afferent nerve

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  1. a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

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Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

nerve, frontal, n afferent nerve from the union of the superorbital and supratrochlear nerves that carries information from the forehead, ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

a peripheral nervethat conducts impulses from asenseorganto the spinal cord or brain; called also afferent nerve.Seealso ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

encephalic nerves esodic nerve (afferent nerve) ethmoidal nerve, anterior excitor nerve excitoreflex nerve exodic nerve external acoustic meatus, ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

Depres'sor, any afferent nerve the stimulation of which depresses the vasomotor center. N., Efferent, one carrying impulses from the center to the periphery. N.-end'ing the termination of a nerve at the periphery or in the center. N., Esod'ic.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopedia A dictionary of universal knowledge (1891)

The afferent nerve impulses which pass along the posterior roots comprise those whicn give rise to the sense of touch, pain, and temperature, and to reflex movements of various kinds without necessarily exciting our consciousness, such as ...

Google previewDictionary of Rheumatology (2015)

by Jozef Rovensk√Ĺ, Juraj Payer, Manfred Herold

Interruption of the afferent nerve may cause peripheral and central de-afferentations on all levels of ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

and 1 nonmyelinated afferent nerve ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2001)

by Gordon Gordh, David Headrick

w AFFERENT NERVE See Afferent Neuron. AFFERENT NEURON A nerve cell that ...

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