What does Afferent mean?

Afferent meaning in General Dictionary

Bearing or conducting inwards to part or organ in opposition to efferent as afferent vessels afferent nerves which convey feelings from the outside organs to your brain

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  • of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying physical information from feeling organs to the CNS
  • a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or even the nervous system
  • Bearing or conducting inwards to a component or organ; -- against efferent; since, afferent vessels; afferent nerves, which convey feelings from outside organs into mind.

Afferent meaning in Medical Dictionary

Carrying toward. A vein is an afferent vessel because it carries blood from the body toward the heart. The opposite of afferent is efferent.


Afferent meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

holding toward; usually describes nerves when you look at the nervous system that carry particular impulses.


Afferent - German to English

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  • centripetal [passing inward (as from an awareness organ into the mind or back)]

Afferent meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Bearing or carrying out inwards to a part or organ; -- against efferent; since, afferent vessels; afferent nerves, which convey feelings from outside organs into brain.


Sentence Examples with the word Afferent

The circulation is maintained by the rhythmical contraction of the afferent vessel and by less regular contractions of some of the other vessels.

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