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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 previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

The ENS contains all the basic components of polysynaptic reflex arcs – that is, primary afferent neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons. Several types of interneurons (one ascending type and three descending types) and motor neurons ...

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 ...

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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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