efferent nerve
A nerve that conducts from a nerve center toward the periphery; the axon of a motor neuron that conducts impulses to the effectors.

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  • Efferent nerve — In the nervous system, efferent nerves – otherwise known as motor or effector neurons – carry nerve impulses away from the central nervous system to effectors such as muscles or glands (and also the ciliated cells of the inner ear). The term can… …   Wikipedia

  • efferent nerve — noun a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands • Syn: ↑motor nerve, ↑efferent • Derivationally related forms: ↑efferent (for: ↑efferent) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Efferent nerve fiber — Nerve: Efferent nerve fiber Latin neurofibrae efferentes Code TH H2.00.06.1.00016 In the nervous system, efferent nerves, otherwise known as motor or effector neurons, carry nerve impulses away from the central nervous system to eff …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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

  • efferent Physiology — [ ɛf(ə)r(ə)nt] adjective relating to or denoting the conduction of nerve impulses or blood outwards or away from something. The opposite of afferent. noun an efferent nerve fibre or blood vessel. Origin C19: from L. efferent , efferre carry out …   English new terms dictionary

  • efferent — [ef′ər ənt] adj. [< L efferens, prp. of efferre, to carry out < ex , out + ferre, BEAR1] Physiol. carrying away from a central part; specif., designating nerves that carry impulses away from a nerve center: opposed to AFFERENT n. an… …   English World dictionary

  • Nerve fascicle — Transverse section of human tibial nerve …   Wikipedia

  • efferent fibers — efferent nerve fibers 1. neurofibrae efferentes. 2. fibers or axons that are projecting away from a nucleus, using that nucleus as a reference point …   Medical dictionary

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