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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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[10] Moreover, it appears that inhibitory inputs from peripheral nerves and higher centers are directed at these gates and that these too may modulate or abolish the afferent impulse. [8]
They described the gate mechanism at the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, which inhibits or facilitates the flow of afferent impulses from peripheral nerves to the spinal cord before it evokes pain perception.
ATP is also involved in the generation of afferent impulses.[sup.6] One method of blocking the ATP afferent pathway is through the use of P2X3 receptor antagonists.