afferent nerve
A nerve that conducts impulses from the periphery toward a nerve center; the axon of a sensory neuron between a receptor and the central nervous system.

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  • Afferent nerve — In the nervous system, afferent neurons otherwise known as sensory or receptor neurons carry nerve impulses from receptors or sense organs toward the central nervous system. This is the case vice versa as well. This term can also be used to… …   Wikipedia

  • afferent nerve — noun a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system • Syn: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent • Derivationally related forms: ↑afferent (for: ↑afferent) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • afferent nerve — any nerve that transmits impulses from the periphery toward the central nervous system, as a sensory nerve; cf. efferent n …   Medical dictionary

  • Afferent nerve fiber — Nerve: Afferent nerve fiber Latin neurofibrae afferentes Code TH H2.00.06.1.00015 In the nervous system, afferent neurons (otherwise known as sensory or receptor neurons), carry nerve impulses from r …   Wikipedia

  • afferent nerve fibres — aferentinės nervinės skaidulos statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Nervinės skaidulos (nervinių ląstelių ataugos), kuriomis jaudinimas sklinda iš inervuojamų audinių į centrinę nervų sistemą. kilmė lot. afferens – atnešantis… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • Nerve fiber — Latin neurofibra MeSH Nerve+Fibers Code TA A14.0.00.001 A nerve fiber is a threadlike extension of a nerve cell and consists of an axon …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Afferent — is an anatomical term with the following meanings: *Conveying towards a center, for example the afferent arterioles conveying blood towards the Bowman s capsule in the Kidney. Opposite to Efferent. *Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve… …   Wikipedia

  • afferent — [af′ər ənt] adj. [< L afferens, prp. of afferre < ad , to + ferre, to BEAR1] Physiol. bringing inward to a central part; specif., designating nerves that transmit impulses to the central nervous system, as to the brain: opposed to EFFERENT… …   English World dictionary

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