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Afferent   Listen
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Afferent  adj.  (Physiol.) 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.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Afferent" Quotes from Famous Books



... more protected part of the body, and formed there the foundation of a central nervous organ. As a result of increased differentiation, the skin and the central nervous system became further and further separated, and in the end the two were only permanently connected by the afferent peripheral sensory nerves. ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.2 • Ernst Haeckel

... The afferent nerves are those which convey the impression to the nerve centers. All the sensory nerves belong to ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture



Words linked to "Afferent" :   centripetal, sensory fiber, corticipetal, dorsal horn, nerve, afferent nerve, corticoafferent, sensory neuron, nervus, efferent, physiology, afferent fiber, lemniscus, dorsal root, afferent neuron, sensory



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