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afferent

adjective af·fer·ent \ ˈa-fə-rənt , -ˌfer-ənt , -ˌfe-rənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of afferent

:bearing or conducting inward; specifically :conveying impulses toward the central nervous system — compare efferent

afferently

adverb

Origin and Etymology of afferent

borrowed from French afférent, borrowed from Latin afferent-, afferens, present participle of afferre "to bring along or with," from ad- ad- + ferre "to carry" — more at 2bear

Other Physiology Terms


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afferent

noun

Definition of afferent

:an afferent vessel (as a blood or lymphatic vessel) or nerve

Origin and Etymology of afferent

derivative of 1afferent


Medical Dictionary

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afferent

adjective af·fer·ent \ ˈaf-ə-rənt , -ˌer-ənt \

medical Definition of afferent

:bearing or conducting inward; specifically :conveying impulses toward the central nervous system — compare efferent

afferently

adverb

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afferent

noun

medical Definition of afferent

:an afferent anatomical part (as a nerve)
  • the effect on the hypothalamus of afferents from the stomach


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