Term: posterior lateral line nerve afferent neuron
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Name: posterior lateral line nerve
Synonyms: caudal lateral line nerve
Definition: Cranial nerve which enters the brain between cranial nerves VIII and IX; contains afferents and sensory efferents to the posterior lateral line ganglion and middle ganglion. Fibers from the posterior lateral line ganglion innervate the occipital dorsal lateral line and trunk lateral lines.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000175]
Name: afferent neuron
Synonyms: input neuron
Definition: A neuron which conveys sensory information centrally from the periphery.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009238]