de·​scend·​ing ˈdē-ˌsen-diŋ How to pronounce descending (audio) di-ˈ How to pronounce descending (audio)
: moving or directed downward
descending infection from the kidneyTherapeutic Notes
: 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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“Descending.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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