afferent fiber
A nerve fiber carrying impulses from a receptor to the central nervous system.

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  • afferent fiber — noun a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system • Syn: ↑sensory fiber • Hypernyms: ↑nerve fiber, ↑nerve fibre • Part Holonyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • afferent nerve — noun a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system • Syn: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent • Derivationally related forms: ↑afferent (for: ↑afferent) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Afferent — Carrying toward. A vein is an afferent vessel since it carries blood toward from the heart. An afferent nerve carries impulses toward the central nervous system. The opposite of afferent is efferent. * * * Inflowing; conducting toward a center,… …   Medical dictionary

  • afferent neuron — any neuron conducting a nerve impulse that originated at a receptor and is proceeding towards the center. See also sensory n., and see afferent fibers, under fiber …   Medical dictionary

  • sensory fiber — noun a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system • Syn: ↑afferent fiber • Hypernyms: ↑nerve fiber, ↑nerve fibre • Part Holonyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Type Ia sensory fiber — also called Primary Afferent Fiber is a type of sensory fiber. It is a component of a muscle fiber s muscle spindle which keeps track of how fast a muscle stretch changes (the velocity of the stretch).Function of muscle spindlesIn order to… …   Wikipedia

  • nerve fiber — noun a threadlike extension of a nerve cell • Syn: ↑nerve fibre • Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre • Hyponyms: ↑medullated nerve fiber, ↑myelinated nerve fiber, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nerve fiber — Latin neurofibra MeSH Nerve+Fibers Code TA A14.0.00.001 A nerve fiber is a threadlike extension of a nerve cell and consists of an axon …   Wikipedia

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