Definition of Sensory nerve

1. Noun. A nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system.

Exact synonyms: Afferent, Afferent Nerve
Specialized synonyms: Dorsal Horn, Dorsal Root, Fillet, Lemniscus
Terms within: Afferent Neuron, Sensory Neuron, Afferent Fiber, Sensory Fiber
Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus
Derivative terms: Afferent



Medical Definition of Sensory nerve

1. An afferent nerve conveying impulses that are processed by the central nervous system so as to become part of the organism's perception of self and its environment. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensory Nerve

sensory aphasia
sensory areas
sensory ataxia
sensory cell
sensory cortex
sensory crossway
sensory decussation of medulla oblongata
sensory deprivation
sensory epilepsy
sensory faculty
sensory ganglion
sensory gating
sensory hair
sensory image
sensory memory
sensory nerve (current term)
sensory neuron
sensory neuronopathy
sensory nuclei
sensory overload
sensory overloads
sensory paralysis
sensory precipitated epilepsy
sensory receptor
sensory receptors
sensory root of ciliary ganglion
sensory root of pterygopalatine ganglion
sensory root of trigeminal nerve
sensory speech centre
sensory system

Literary usage of Sensory nerve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"It is the great sensory nerve of the head and face and the motor nerve of the ... The Ophthalmic, or first division of the fifth, is a sensory nerve. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... which is the sensory nerve for the lower part of the face, and the skin of the temple, and the motor nerve for the muscles of mastication. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"By the junction a mixed norve is formed, which is the sensory nerve for the lower part of the face, and the skin of the temple, and the motor nerve for the ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"In all vertebrate embryos and in some Vertebrata throughout life, the sensory nerve-cell is a spindle-shaped cell with a peripheral process extending as the ..."

5. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"... action of the sensory nerves—Physiological differences between motor and sensory nerve-fibres—Nervous excitability—Different means employed for exciting ..."

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