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Definition of the noun afferent nerve
What does afferent nerve mean as a name of something?
- a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of afferent nerve: afferent / sensory nerve
- more generic words: nerve / nervus = any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
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Mosby'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, ...
A 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.
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 ...
Dictionary of Rheumatology (2015)
by Jozef Rovenský, Juraj Payer, Manfred Herold
Interruption of the afferent nerve may cause peripheral and central de-afferentations on all levels of the ...
by R.V. Krstic;
and 1 nonmyelinated afferent nerve ...
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 ...
Dictionary 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.
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.
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
encephalic nerves esodic nerve (afferent nerve) ethmoidal nerve, anterior excitor nerve excitoreflex nerve exodic nerve external acoustic meatus, ...
Any afferent nerve whose stimulation depresses a motor center. 2. A nerve which lowers the activity of an organ ...
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