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afferent

[′af·ə·rənt]
(physiology)
Conducting or conveying inward or toward the center, specifically in reference to nerves and blood vessels.
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Type I and II both consist of afferent nerves that carry impulses toward the central nervous system.
The bio-effects listed by the developer, Mission Research Corporation, include: shrapnel-less flash-bang, cutaneous peripheral afferent nerves (pain, susceptibility to chemical agents, lesions), cutaneous peripheral efferent nerves (temporary paralysis, choking, fibrillation), central nervous system (disorientation).
It is also established that the epistellar body sends afferent nerves that pass across the stellate ganglion and connect with the central nervous system, via the mantle connective (pallial) nerve.
P2X3 receptors are preclinically well-validated targets, highly specific to unmyelinated, C fiber afferent nerves that have dense innervations in visceral organs, skin and joints.
Urothelium, afferent nerves, CNS processing, efferent mechanisms and unstable bladder contribute to overactivity but the relative roles remain unclear.