descending

adjective
de·​scend·​ing | \ ˈdē-ˌsen-diŋ How to pronounce descending (audio) , di-ˈ How to pronounce descending (audio) \

Medical Definition of descending

1 : moving or directed downward descending infection from the kidneyTherapeutic Notes
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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“Descending.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/descending. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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