Definition of Sensory nerve
1. Noun. A nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system.
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
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Literary usage of Sensory nerve
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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 ..."