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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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Phenylpyrazolone derivatives inhibit gastric emptying in rats by a capsaicin-sensitive afferent pathway. Braz J Med Biol Res 2009; 42: 10861089, doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2009001100014.
In summary, according to characteristic hearing dysfunction, AN may occur in the afferent pathway of acoustic nerve, probably accompanied by the pathological changes of efferent nerve in the olivocochlear system inside the brainstem.
Schuknecht [5] and Warr and Guinan [6] described the presence of a large number of neurons in the auditory cortex that extend parallel to the cochlear afferent pathway. These neurons are connected to the lowest hearing centers and the organ of Corti.
These agents bind to the vanilloid receptor in the urothelium and/or afferent pathway and produce neural damage, leading to impairment of bladder function and even retention.
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.
Changes in the peripheral afferent nervous system related to eating, such as alimentary bolus characters and eating postures, can result in adjustments of swallowing by afferent pathways of the central nervous network, followed by corresponding changes in the time sequence, duration, and intensity of oropharyngeal muscle activities.