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Definition of the noun afferent

What does afferent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: afferents

  1. a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

Alternative definition of the noun afferent


  1. An afferent structure or connection

Definition of the adjective afferent

What does afferent mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS

Alternative definition of the adjective afferent


  1. Carrying towards.


Afferent is a record label.

Phrases with Afferent

  1. afferent fiber
  2. afferent nerve
  3. afferent neuron

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1993)

Volume 28 - Supplement 13: AerosPate Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Tree Structures by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

FIGURE 17 center is called an "afferent" data element of the system. An output data flow leaving the transform center is called an "efferent" data element of the system. Figure 16 shows a transform ,centered DFD and its afferent and efferent ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect (RAPD) R Reflex 'spread', or 'recruitment', for example, a finger jerk when eliciting the supinator or biceps jerk, is suggestive of corticospinal pathway (upper motor neurone) pathology, producing an enlarged ...

Google previewDictionary of Human Neuroanatomy (2012)

by Martin C. Hirsch

Granular cells Cerebellum 3 Via the mossy fibers they receive afferent impulses from the pontine nuclei, spinal cord and myelencephalon. Granular foveola ( Pacchioni) Meninges & Cisterns 1 TA Latin: Foveola granularis (Pacchioni) TA ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Figure 1 Schematic illustration showing the hypothetic model of sensory transduction of pulmonary reactive oxygen species by capsaicin-sensitive vagal lung afferent fibers. ROS, reactive oxygen species; TRPV1, transient receptor potential ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Afferent loop syndrome is one of the main causes of duodenal stump blowout in the early postoperative period and is also an etiology for...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies: F-O (2006)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

It is not clear if these different mechanisms are centrally programmed feed- forward mechanisms, or occur as responses to afferent input from peripheral nerves induced by metabolic changes, such as metabolite accumulation or substrate ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4E1R1E1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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