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afferent

a fuh ruhnt

  • n  a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
  • a  of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
    afferent nerves
    afferent impulses

  • Sensations, messages from the outer world, are carried by afferent nerves to definite lobes and to definite locations in these lobes.
  • Like a kink in a garden hose, spinal trauma cuts off the flow of information that travels along afferent nerves, which send signals from the body to the brain, and efferent nerves .
  • This kind of sensitive prosthetic would recruit afferent nerves to send tactile information from paralyzed limbs to other parts of the body, where the sensations could be perceived.

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