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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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A small opening remains at the anterior wall just below the afferent limb, which is where the ureteric stents will pass through the neobladder and into the ureters.
RAPD is always quantified in the Hospital Eye Service (HES) as this allows the afferent input from the afferent visual pathway of each eye to be compared.
These findings suggest that combining TA stimulation with afferent feedback generated during swing improved the neurophysiological control of the TA motor pools better than patterned stimulation alone.
In their new study, Sliman Bensmaia from the University of Chicago, two former undergraduates and a postdoctoral scholar in his lab-Matthew Best, Emily Mackevicius and Hannes Sl - found that the skin is also highly sensitive to vibrations, and that these vibrations produce corresponding oscillations in the afferents, or nerves, that carry information from the receptors to the brain.
15] These afferent neurons are CGRP-immunoreactive, and are believed to mediate the spinal reflex pathways to the sympathetic preganglionic neurons, and hence play a significant role in the pathogenesis of NDO.
Various factors have been implicated, such as hyperacidity, long afferent loop, jejunal spasm with abnormal motility, increased intra-abdominal pressure, retrograde peristalsis, etc.
La Haute Cour constitutionnelle a declare, hier samedi, qu'elle etait dans l'incompetence d'examiner le proces afferent a l'avant-projet de loi sur l'isolement politique, que le Conseil supreme des Forces armees lui avait defere apres que l'Assemblee du peuple et le Conseil consultatif eurent a leur tour soumis au Conseil militaire.
13) In fact, the immune-histochemical evidence shows that the majority of afferent nociceptors of the muscle reside in the fascia and fascia dysfunction leads to widespread pain.
The layers on Oz axis are run over, one by one, then for each layer, all the afferent lines are run over one at a time (odd, respectively even), and for each line all the afferent nodes are run over as the x, y, z coordinates of the pores' centers (respectively the centers of the spheres concentric to the pores) are calculated.
Gunnar Wasner from the University of Kiel will focus on whether lesions in different afferent nociceptors might influence the development of neuropathic pain.
They then present sections on the essential components of the neuro-ophthalmic examination and evaluation; disorders of the visual afferent system, pupil, ocular motor efferent systems, orbit, and lid; evaluation of the nonorganic patient; and common or classic neurologic and systemic disorders with important neuro-ophthalmic manifestations.
Metoclopramide is useful when the underlying cause of vagal afferent nerve irritation is gastroparesis or partial bowel obstruction.