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Afferent System Overview 

Afferent System Overview
Chapter:
Afferent System Overview
Source:
Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review
Author(s):

Kelly D. Flemming

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214883.003.0003

The afferent, or sensory, systems include visual, auditory, somatosensory, and interoceptive (ie, pain, temperature, and visceral sensation) inputs to the central nervous system. This chapter briefly reviews principles of transduction, relay, and processing of sensory information. The dorsal column–medial lemniscal system is reviewed in more detail. However, pain, vision, olfaction, and hearing are reviewed in subsequent chapters.

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