Definition of Sensory neuron

1. Noun. A neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord.

Exact synonyms: Afferent Neuron
Generic synonyms: Nerve Cell, Neuron
Group relationships: Afferent, Afferent Nerve, Sensory Nerve



Medical Definition of Sensory neuron

1. 1. A neuron that receives input from sensory cells. 2. Sensory cells such as cutaneous mechanoreceptors and muscle receptors. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensory Neuron

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
sensory neuron (current term)
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
sensory system agents

Literary usage of Sensory neuron

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Primary Degenerations of the sensory neuron Systems Certain parasites or their toxins appear to have an elective affinity for the ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"These sensory neuron-paths terminate in the sensory areas (qv) in the ... The typical sensory neuron-path is made up of three or four of these stations. ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1899)
"ondary nerve inflammations in distinction from the pathological lesion of the general disease—a primary degeneration of the sensory neuron. ..."

4. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"In describing the second sensory neuron I shall delineate the course of those nerve processes of the cells which we have learned to recognize as the ..."

5. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"In the absence of a target, a sensory neuron has fewer processes, ... In the presence of an appropriate target, the processes of the sensory neuron ..."

6. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"The sensory neuron may also be brought into contact with dendrites of cells whose axons ascend the cord and are connected with centers in the brain. ..."

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