afferent


afferent

adjective

  1. bringing to or leading toward an organ or part, as a nerve or arteriole (opposed to efferent).

noun

  1. a nerve carrying a message toward the central nervous system.

adjective

  1. bringing or directing inwards to a part or an organ of the body, esp towards the brain or spinal cordCompare efferent

adj.

  1. Carrying inward to a central organ or section, as nerves that conduct impulses from the periphery of the body to the brain or spinal cord.

n.

  1. An afferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.

  1. Carrying sensory information toward a central organ or part, as a nerve that conducts impulses from the periphery of the body to the central nervous system. Compare efferent.

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