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Stimulating these nerve endings helps promote relaxation, improve circulation, stimulate vital organs in the body and encourage the body's natural healing processes.
Scratching damages the sensitive nerve endings and substitutes pain for the itchy feeling.
Prozac and its competitors work by selectively preventing the uptake of serotonin into the nerve endings. At the same time, they have limited impact on other neurochemicals; thus, they produce fewer adverse side effects than previous treatments.
How it works Nerve endings from the shoulder - which would have run down to his hand - were implanted in his chest.
These microneedles can be designed to disrupt only the most superficial layers of the skin to avoid nerve endings and blood vessels, making them painless and safer than hypodermic needles.
Scientists generally feel that, like those other senses, the sense of touch is governed by peripheral nerve fibers stretching from the spine to nerve endings all over the body.
Recorded by Nirvana and championed by Kurt Cobain, there was a spooky quality to them that managed to touch nerve endings you never knew you had.
Recently, scientists have found evidence suggesting that nerve endings in the hearts of Parkinson's patients can be damaged.
The plaques consist of a protein called amyloid, which is surrounded by dying nerve endings. We have learned in the past few years that everyone has the genes to produce amyloid, but some people seem unable to break it down properly.
Some peripheral nerves are sensory, carrying messages from sensory organs (eyes, nose, ears) and nerve endings towards the spinal cord and the brain.
The G-spot is said to be a small area of the female body where nerve endings are concentrated, with the capability to provide intense pleasure.
He was taken to Hairmyres Hospital where medics found the bites had broken his wrist and severely damaged nerve endings. He now faces months of hospital visits.