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pathway

1. Education courses taken by a student to gain entry to a higher course or towards a final qualification
2. Biochem a chain of reactions associated with a particular metabolic process
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We presumed that the residual sensory pathways were critical in this recovery.
While the normal morphology in the sural nerve biopsy with electron mycroscope in patients with congenital indifference to pain rules out the selective absence of unmyelinated nociceptors, this exam does not rule out the possibility of other chemical or structural abnormalities, for example, alterations in neurotransmitters or in central sensory pathways (2).
Studies should also be conducted in patients with neurologic, infectious, and neoplastic diseases that affect the entire sensory pathway, from the sensory receptor to the central nervous system.
The sensory information from the skin has been shown to play a role in the activation of the immune system; thus, in individuals who do not have an intact sensory pathway, the immune response to skin ulcers could be compromised.
Sensory neurons transform information from the outside world into electrical signals which are transmitted via the sensory pathway into the neocortex.
Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre have developed a prosthetic device, which applies electrical stimulation to the dorsal column in the spinal cord, the main sensory pathway carrying tactile information from the body to the brain.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have used functional MRI to show how the brain re-maps motor and sensory pathways following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation (TMSR), a neuroprosthetic approach where residual limb nerves are rerouted towards intact muscles and skin regions to control a robotic limb.
How can the manifestly digital information, which is transmitted along the neuronal axons of the sensory pathways in the peripheral nervous system, be converted in experience information on the networks of neurons forming the cortices of the central nervous system?
A classic example of a canonical computation is gain control,which in sensory pathways allows neurons to adapt their dynamic range to the statistics of the local environment.