Sensory nerve

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The mechanism of the reflex arc

Sensory nerves are nerves that receive sensory stimuli, such as how something feels and if it is painful.

They are made up of nerve fibers, called sensory fibers (mechanoreceptor fibers sense body movement and pressure placed against the body, and nociceptor fibers sense tissue injury).


There are several types of sensory nerve fibers, depending on their modality etc. Examples are:

  • Ia & II
  • Ib
  • C

See also

External links

nl:Sensorische zenuw nn:Sensoriske nervar