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Afferent

(Science: anatomy) moving or carrying inward or toward a central part. Refers to vessels, nerves, etc. For example: blood vessels carrying blood toward the heart, or nerves conducting signals to the brain.

Compare: efferent.


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The Fiber Disease

... axons in human nerves with electrodes manufactured from tungsten wires. They did the pioneer work of developing the method recording from muscle afferents such as muscle spindles. This project continued to develop over the years and recruited new collaborators from different parts of the world. ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:14 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

... the peripheral neural mechanisms of the C-fiber-mediated modalities of burning pain and itch by the use of microneurography of human unmyelinated afferents. 2. Sixteen stable recordings of single C-fibers and 6 multiunit recordings were obtained from the superficial radial nerves of volunteers. ...

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by London
Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:35 am
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... peripheral nerve endings. The Calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P (SP) are two neuropeptides that are present in C- and A-fibre afferents and that are released upon stimulation of peripheral nerve endings. CGRP and SP induce pruritus, dilate arterioles, increase vascular permeability ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... peripheral nerve endings. The Calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P (SP) are two neuropeptides that are present in C- and A-fibre afferents and that are released upon stimulation of peripheral nerve endings. CGRP and SP induce pruritus, dilate arterioles, increase vascular permeability ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5567316


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