Afferent Nerves (afferent nerve fibers, sensory neurons or receptor neurons) are also called sensory nerves. These nerves carry impulse from the periphery senses organs (receptors) to the central nervous system by way of the dorsal horn. The skin acts as a receptor organ through the sense of touch and can have 1,000 afferent nerves per square inch. See efferent nerves.
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