Definitions for afferentˈæf ər ənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
af•fer•entˈæf ər ənt(adj.)
bringing to or leading toward an organ or part, as a nerve or arteriole
Ref: (opposed to efferent ).
(n.)a nerve that conveys an impulse toward the central nervous system.
Category: Pathology, Physiology
Origin of afferent:
1830–40; < L afferent-, s. of afferēns, prp. of afferre to bring, deliver =af-af - +ferre to bear1
sensory nerve, afferent nerve, afferent(adj)
a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
"afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses"
An afferent structure or connection
An afferent nerve carries impulses from the body to the brain.
Origin: From adferens, present participle of adferre, from ad + ferre.
bearing or conducting inwards to a part or organ; -- opposed to efferent; as, afferent vessels; afferent nerves, which convey sensations from the external organs to the brain
Afferent is an anatomical term with the following meanings: ⁕Conveying towards a center, for example the afferent arterioles conveying blood towards the Bowman's capsule in the kidney. Opposite to Efferent. ⁕Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve fiber ⁕Afferent lymphatic vessels
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