afferent definition

  • adjective:
    • Carrying inward to a central organ or area, as nerves that conduct impulses from the periphery of the human anatomy towards the mind or back.
    • Carrying in direction of.
    • Bearing or carrying out inwards to part or organ; -- opposed to efferent
    • of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying physical information through the feeling body organs on CNS
  • noun:
    • An afferent construction or connection
    • a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or even to the nervous system
  • others:
    • delivering; holding to or toward; conveying inward.

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