Inhibitory nerves

Related to Inhibitory nerves: acetylcholine, agonist, GABA
(Physiol.) those nerves which modify, inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in progress.

See also: Inhibitory

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Older adults are at greater risk for developing neuropathic pain because of fewer inhibitory nerves, lower endorphin levels and a slowed capacity to reverse processes that sensitize nerves.
Stimulation of the inhibitory nerves causes hyperpolarization of valve muscle fibers and relaxation of the valves.
The 11 CA valves in the isopod Bathynomus doederleini receive varying patterns of innervation (Kihara et al., 1985), and the activity of the inhibitory nerve to the CA valve of the artery supplying hemolymph to the swimmerets is coordinated with the activity of the swimmerets themselves (Fujiwara-Tsukamoto et al, 1992).
In the wake of prolonged stimuli and sensitization, an intracellular build-up of calcium ions further increases sensitivity, while stimulating protein synthesis which initiates the process of nerve growth in the affected and surrounding neurons.[17] As the pain fibers grow and make new connections, the pain spreads and persists while the inhibitory nerves which serve to dampen messages of pain are slowly destroyed and the neurochemical systems related to control of EAAs, serotonin, norepinepherine, opiates and GABA become dysfunctional.[4,10] When unpleasant stimuli persists for longer than 24 hours, this process begins, particularly with the small, unmyelinated C-fibers that are associated with the more bothersome type of pain.[4]
In isolated hearts, stimulation of the accelerator nerves speeds the contraction rate, and stimulation of the inhibitory nerves slows or stops the heart (Maynard, 1953; Florey, 1960; Wilkens and Walker, 1992).