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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 previewA Pocket Medical Dictionary (1911)

Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the Principal Words Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences ... by George Milbry Gould

t Depres'sor, any afferent nerve the stimulation of which depresses the vasomotor center. TX.t 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.

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 the ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

and 1 nonmyelinated afferent nerve ...

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 nerve. n.sheathsee neurilemma. n. sheath tumor neurilemmomaor schwannoma. somatic ...

Google previewDictionary of Nursing (2003)

by Peter Hodgson Collin

afferent nerve adrenaline. Alpha receptors constrict the bronchi, beta 1 receptors speed up the heartbeat and beta 2 receptors dilate the bronchi. adrenoceptor loldrenou'septs/ noun a cell or neurone which is stimulated by adrenaline.

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

Eliminating or interrupting afferent impulses, usually by destroying the afferent nerve pathway. deafness (def' -nes): Lack, loss, or impairment of usable hearing; may be acute or chronic; congenital or acquired.

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 previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

Any afferent nerve whose stimulation depresses a motor center. 2. A nerve which lowers the activity of an organ ...

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