[ US /ˈæfɝənt/ ]
[ UK /ˈæfɹənt/ ]
  1. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
    afferent nerves
    afferent impulses
  1. a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
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How To Use afferent In A Sentence

  • afferent nerves
  • The tuning of the saccular afferent axons to dorsoventral vibrations is well matched to this spectrum.
  • If light reflex is diminished in one eye, a swinging flashlight test may discriminate between an afferent (retina or optic nerve) lesion and an efferent (third nerve or pupillary muscle) lesion.
  • The explosive rush and momentum of these deafferented extensor reflexes recall the ataxy of tabes. Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture
  • In addition, cholinergic afferents can be stimulated by a variety of mediators involved in allergen-induced airway inflammation.
  • Some afferent fibres from the epiglottis, palate and pharynx also reach the brainstem via the vagus nerve.
  • Sensory systems are generally presumed to convey peripheral afferent signals to the central nervous system with a high degree of fidelity.
  • HOLISTIC MEDICINE It receives afferents via inferior colliculi (inferior corpora quadrigemina) and medial geniculate bodies (part of thalamus) from COCHLEA, via olfactory tracts from OLFACTORY NEUROEPITHELIUM and via fornix [ "fornix" means arch] from MAMILLARY BODIES and probably from VESTIBULAR NUCLEUS on its posterior aspect where equilibrium sense is projected. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • The PNS contains two forms of nerves: afferent nerves, which relay sensory information to the CNS, and efferent nerves, which relay motor commands from the CNS to various muscles and glands. Neurotoxicity
  • Latency afferent inhibition was partially normalized by STN stimulation in the medication - on condition.
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