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Afferent System Overview 

Afferent System Overview
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Afferent System Overview
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Kelly D. Flemming

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214883.003.0003
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date: 23 October 2019

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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