[ US /ˈæfɝənt/ ]
[ UK /ˈæfɹənt/ ]
[ UK /ˈæfɹənt/ ]
of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
- a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
How To Use afferent In A Sentence
- afferent nerves
- The tuning of the saccular afferent axons to dorsoventral vibrations is well matched to this spectrum.
- If light reflex is diminished in one eye, a swinging flashlight test may discriminate between an afferent (retina or optic nerve) lesion and an efferent (third nerve or pupillary muscle) lesion.
- The explosive rush and momentum of these deafferented extensor reflexes recall the ataxy of tabes. Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture
- In addition, cholinergic afferents can be stimulated by a variety of mediators involved in allergen-induced airway inflammation.
- Some afferent fibres from the epiglottis, palate and pharynx also reach the brainstem via the vagus nerve.
- Sensory systems are generally presumed to convey peripheral afferent signals to the central nervous system with a high degree of fidelity.
- HOLISTIC MEDICINE It receives afferents via inferior colliculi (inferior corpora quadrigemina) and medial geniculate bodies (part of thalamus) from COCHLEA, via olfactory tracts from OLFACTORY NEUROEPITHELIUM and via fornix [ "fornix" means arch] from MAMILLARY BODIES and probably from VESTIBULAR NUCLEUS on its posterior aspect where equilibrium sense is projected. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
- The PNS contains two forms of nerves: afferent nerves, which relay sensory information to the CNS, and efferent nerves, which relay motor commands from the CNS to various muscles and glands. Neurotoxicity
- Latency afferent inhibition was partially normalized by STN stimulation in the medication - on condition.