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Definition of afferent

Afferent
Afferent Af"fer*ent, a. [L. afferens, p. pr. of afferre; ad + ferre to bear.] (Physiol.) Bearing or conducting inwards to a part or organ; -- opposed to efferent; as, afferent vessels; afferent nerves, which convey sensations from the external organs to the brain.

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- Afferent nerve fibers refer to axonal projections that arrive at a particular brain region, as opposed to efferent projections that exit the region. These...
- Afferent may refer to: Meaning "conveying towards a center": Afferent arterioles, blood vessels that supply the nephrons Afferent lymphatic vessels, lymph...
- The afferent arterioles are a group of blood vessels that supply the nephrons in many excretory systems. They play an important role in the regulation...
- vascular system. Lymph vessels that carry lymph to a lymph node are called afferent lymph vessels, and those that carry it from a lymph node are called efferent...
- The general visceral afferent (GVA) fibers conduct sensory impulses (usually pain or reflex sensations) from the internal organs, glands, and blood vessels...
- Relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) is a medical sign observed during the swinging-flashlight test whereupon the patient's pupils dilate when a bright...
- A type Ia sensory fiber, or a primary afferent fiber is a type of afferent nerve fiber. It is the sensory fiber of a stretch receptor found in muscles...
- long, has a diameter of about 0.1 mm, and is perforated by one or more afferent type Ib sensory nerve fibers (Aɑ fiber), which are large (12-20 μm) myelinated...
- that has two effects: (1) it decreases resistance to blood flow in the afferent arterioles, which raises glomerular hydrostatic pressure and helps return...
- The general somatic afferent fibers (GSA, or somatic sensory fibers) afferent fibers arise from neurons in sensory ganglia and are found in all the spinal...
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