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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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Urothelium, afferent nerves, CNS processing, efferent mechanisms and unstable bladder contribute to overactivity but the relative roles remain unclear.
These studies demonstrate that cGMP inhibits intestinal pain in a preclinical model of intestinal hyperalgesia and desensitizes colonic afferent nerves in a similar model of experimental colitis.
We speculate that particles may also exert these effects through the afferent nerves to the vasomotor center in the brainstem, leading to increases of parasympathetic tone of the heart and peripheral vascular system (17,18).