Definitions for efferentˈɛf ər ənt
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motor nerve, efferent nerve, efferent(adj)
a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS
"efferent nerves and impulses"
Carrying away from.
An efferent nerve carries impulses from the brain to the body.
Origin: From efferens, present active participle of effero, from e, short form of ex, + fero.
conveying outward, or discharging; -- applied to certain blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, etc
conveyed outward; as, efferent impulses, i. e., such as are conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards; -- opposed to afferent
an efferent duct or stream
Origin: [L. efferens, -entis, p. pr. of effere to bear out; ex out + ferre to bear.]
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