- afferent nerve
- sensory cells
- Sensory nerves bring impulses toward the central nervous system.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- 1: A peripheral nerve cell (as an olfactory cell) located at a sensory receiving surface and being the primary receptor of a sensory impulse.
2: A nerve cell (as a spinal ganglion cell) transmitting sensory impulses.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.