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sensory nerve

[′sen·sə·rē ‚nərv]
(neuroscience)
A nerve that conducts afferent impulses from the periphery to the central nervous system.
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Feeding rats a high fat diet causes a progressive impairment in vascular and neural function and after 24-32 weeks of a high fat diet there is a significant decrease in sensory nerve conduction velocity and intraepidermal nerve fiber density and thermal hypoalgesia [18].
Her interpretation of the results is that in sensory nerves with both the chloroquine itch receptor and the wasabi pain receptor, when chloroquine binds to its receptor, it subsequently opens the wasabi receptor, which depolarizes the nerve cell and sends an itch signal to the brain.
This study was designed to find the effect of height on the NCS parameters of the sensory nerves in the upper and lower limbs among our healthy Indian population.
In support of that claim, he and colleagues will describe in the March Nature Neuroscience how the actions of multiple, unspecified ion channels allow sensory nerve cells to react to coldness.
Lee's laboratory has a 20-year history of National Institutes of Health funding to study C-fiber sensory nerves in the lung.
Tooth to ear region A toothache may be felt in the ear because the same sensory nerve supplies both parts.
In research on mice and rats, scientists from Imperial College London have now found evidence that the late asthmatic response happens because the allergen triggers sensory nerves in the airways.
Breakthrough pain may arise because tumors give off chemicals that cause sensory nerves to perceive normal stimuli as harmful, Mantyh says.
Since balance relies on information relayed by sensory nerves, they decided to evaluate their 6-year-olds using a "postural-sway force platform." To plot swaying over time, sensors embedded in the metal platform measure force and twisting motion in three directions: side-to-side, front-to-back and up-down.
The researchers discovered that the mutation hinders the development not only of the mechanically sensitive hair bundle on the cell apex but also the synaptic structures at the base that govern transfer of electrical information to the sensory nerves. These new findings suggest that miR-96 is a master regulator responsible for coordinating the development of the sensory cells that are vital to hearing.