Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Afferent Signal

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_125

Definition

An afferent signal is a neurologic signal that comes from the site of the bone (or any other site of the body) abnormality, and goes towards the central nervous system.

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