Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Afferent Fiber / Afferent Neuron

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_123

Definition

Afferent fibers are any of the nerve fibers that bring information to a neuron. The cell bodies of afferent fibers in the peripheral nerves reside in the dorsal root and trigeminal ganglion. An afferent neuron is also known as a sensory neuron.

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