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Definition of the noun afferent neuron

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  1. a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord

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Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

AFFERENT NEURON 31 32 AFFINITY. Oil Concentrate; Suspension Concentrate ; Wettable Powder. Rel. Adjuvant. AEROSTAT Noun. (Latin, aer = air + Latin, statikos = causing to stand. PL, Aerostats.) 1. Any air sac within body of an insect. 2.

Google previewDictionary of Health Education (2009)

by David Bedworth, Albert E Bedworth

AFFERENT NEURON 1. A neuron q.v. that conducts impulses toward the central nervous system q.v. 2. Afferent nerves q.v. ct: efferent neuron. AFFERENT NERVES ...

Google previewDictionary Of Anatomy & Physio (2000)

by Poly Mary

Afferent neuron (NOO-ron) A neuron that carries a nerve ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoology (1999)

by Sudhir Pradhan

AFFERENT NEURON Neuron whose cell body 8.

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Education (2008)

by Maqbool Ahmad

AFFERENT NEURON 19 Affect, inappropriate. Means a distortion in the emotional component of a pattem of behavior, making it incongruent in relation to its cognitive quality. Affection. Refers to the emotional aspects of experience and ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

afferent neuron /nóór'ön/ a neuron that carries information from sensory receptors at its peripheral endings to the central nervous system. Also called sensory neuron. afferent vessel /vés'ol/ an artery that carries ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

The first afferent neuron transmits nervous impulses from the retina to the two pretectal olivary nuclei, located on the lateral and anterior side of the superior colliculi, in response to light stimulation of the photoreceptors. The second neurons ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (2010)

Afferent neuron Interneuron (excitatory) Interneuron (inhibitory) Renshaw cell ( inhibitory) Extensor motoneuron Flexor motoneuron E Extensor muscle E E E E F Flexor muscle Skin F F F F + + + + + + + + + + + + − − −− − − Skin/muscle Sensory ...

Google previewDictionary of Rheumatology (2015)

by Jozef Rovenský, Juraj Payer, Manfred Herold

The afferent neuron carries impulses from sensory receptors to the central nervous system. Efferent neurons carry impulses from the central nervous system to effector organs (muscles and glands). Neuropathic arthropathy – see Charcot's joint ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

In a simple reflex the reflex circuit consists of a sensory receptor, afferent neuron, reflex center in brain or spinal cord, efferent neurone supplying the ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1989)

by Stuart Sutherland

an afferent neuron synapsing in the spinal cord with an effector neuron; interneurons may also be involved. reflex association. Bekhterev's expression for CONDITIONED RESPONSE. reflex ...

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