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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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They used a two-phase vibration, with a higher frequency burst during the first 200 to 300 ms at 70 Hz followed by 60 Hz for the rest of the vibration period, to mimic the physiological response of muscle afferents to stretching.
It has been suggested that SNM inhibits bladder afferent activities through its action on somatic afferent pathways and thereby blocks abnormal sensory input to the spinal cord and brain.
Assuming that the application of prolonged vibration to muscles was considered to attenuate Ia afferents and the same protocol of vibration stimulation was applied in both condition of eccentric and concentric actions, the result suggested that the attenuation of Ia afferents had a greater deactivation effect on the alpha motor neuron of the VL during eccentric action than during concentric action.
Type I hair cells are flask-shaped and connected to a single large afferent nerve fiber.
Primary afferents that innervate receptor cells of the semicircular canal neuroepithelium have generally been characterized based upon their regional innervation patterns.
The present study required that recording and stimulation were performed in the spinally contused rat during reliable plantar, weight-bearing stepping, which produces afferent activity, and this is best achieved with upright, bipedal locomotion [49-50].
Philips RJ et al, Long-teem regeneration of abdominal vagus: Efferents fail while afferents succeed.
This, in turn, can alter excitability of afferents in the bladder leading to increased bladder sensation and OAB symptoms.
In conclusion, his study suggests hat writer's ramp is associated with microstructural changes involving fibers that carry afferents (information from senses to the brain) and efferents (motor information from the brain to the muscles) to the primary sensorimotor cortex.
The hypothesis that subjective tinnitus is primarily caused by glutamate excitotoxicity at the synapses between inner hair cells and their afferents in the cochlea has been confirmed.
Autre nouveaute, les services de la wilaya d'Alger se preparent pour le lancement d'une operation de relogement d'une grande envergure, qui touchera la cite [beaucoup moins que] Remli [beaucoup plus grand que], dans la commune du Gue de Constantine, le plus grand site bidonville dans la capitale et dont la verification et l'examen approfondi des dossiers y afferents necessiteront un delai minimum de trois mois.
Reaffirmant sa volonte de "poursuivre le dialogue avec les differents partenaires economiques et sociaux", le gouvernement s'est dit "determine a mettre en oeuvre les dispositions de l'accord conclu le 26 avril 2011, et ce en allouant les fonds necessaires, en promulguant les textes legislatifs et organiques y afferents et en prenant toutes les mesures a meme d'honorer les engagements de l'executif".