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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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Cutaneomotor integration in human hand motor areas: somatotopic effect and interaction of afferents.
Increased NGF has been demonstrated in the bladder, dorsal root ganglia, and spinal cord following SCI, and administration of exogenous NGF to the bladder or spinal cord can in animals induce detrusor overactivity and increase bladder afferent neuron excitability [4, 13].
Synbiotic nourishment research by Bengmark supports my earlier synbiotic nutrient research on the importance of biomolecular nutrient and cell polarity formats that are critical to adequately nourish stem cell niches, the gut habitat, and afferent regenerative functions.
The mean peak frequency was within the range known to activate somatosensory afferents at approximately 80 Hz [1-3].
In the first experiment, they recorded afferent responses to a variety of frequencies in rhesus macaques, whose tactile nervous system closely resembles humans.
In this study, we demonstrated that non-invasive sacral nerve stimulation using TAMS reduced CGRP content at L6 DRG which may therefore explain the modulatory effect on the C- fibre afferents supplying the urinary bladder.
Development of CNS afferents and early properties of the
Given the current experimental protocol, it is difficult to identify the involved afferents that participated in the inhibition of the CPQ reflex how- ever, indirect evidence can be obtained.
Sensory information from Ia afferents is constantly flowing to alpha-motoneurons, resulting in an overwhelming input to the spinal cord.
2000), Ia afferents are considered to be necessary for recruiting the high-threshold motor unit.
In the spinal cord, these ascending nerve tracts enter various regions of the brain, allowing it to monitor activity of the spinal afferents.