afferent Physiology


afferent Physiology
afferent Physiology ['af(ə)r(ə)nt]
adjective relating to or denoting the conduction of nerve impulses or blood inwards or towards something. The opposite of efferent.
noun an afferent nerve fibre or vessel.
Origin
C19: from L. afferent-, afferre 'bring towards'.

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