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descending

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adjective de·scend·ing \ˈdē-ˌsen-diŋ, di-ˈ\

Medical Definition of descending

  1. 1:  moving or directed downward descending infection from the kidney—Therapeutic Notes

  2. 2:  being a nerve, nerve fiber, or nerve tract that carries nerve impulses in a direction away from the central nervous system :  efferent, motor the descending branch of a nerve



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