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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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Similarly, in a model of OA pain, local administration of CB1 agonist ACEA reduced mechanosensitivity of afferent nerve fibers, suppressing nociceptive transmission in OA and healthy rat knee joints.
Janig, "Ectopic activity in cutaneous regenerating afferent nerve fibers following nerve lesion in the rat," European Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
(1) The peripheral pathway: noxious stimuli act on the receptors in the GI mucosa and are transmitted from primary afferent nerve fibers to primary sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglia(DRG).