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sensory nerve

sensory nerve in Medicine

sensory nerve n.
An afferent nerve conveying impulses that are processed by the central nervous system to become part of the organism's perception of itself and of its environment.

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  • But then, whence comes it that I think I feel a sensation when my sensory nerve is touched?

    The Mind and the Brain Alfred Binet
  • Whence it became evident that this nerve is not the excitor, but the sensory nerve concerned in glycogenesis.

  • Not all living flesh is painful; nor is all nerve, not even all sensory nerve.

  • The outer end of every sensory nerve exposes a sensitive bit of gray matter.

  • The axons of the sensory nerve divide into fine branches in the sense organ, and thus are more easily aroused by the stimulus.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • The first is called a sensory nerve cell, the second a motor nerve cell.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • In the reflex, the lower center is aroused by a sensory nerve, and in the voluntary movement by the pyramidal tract.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • There is only one thing that a sense organ always and necessarily contains, and that is the termination of a sensory nerve.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • The sensory nerve fibres conveying these different impulses pass to the ganglionic cells of the posterior nerve roots.

  • Does irritation of a sensory nerve cause vein to contract and refuse blood to complete circuit from and to the heart?

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still

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