HyperDic: efferent

English > 2 senses of the word efferent:
ADJECTIVEallefferent, motorialof nerves and nerve impulses
NOUNbodyefferent, motor nerve, efferent nervea nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
efferent > pronunciation
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English > efferent: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS.
Example"efferent nerves and impulses"
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Narrowercentrifugal, motorconveying information to the muscles from the CNS
corticoefferent, corticofugal, corticifugalOf a nerve fiber passing outward from the cerebral cortex
neuromotorrelating to a nerve ... / nerve fiber or impulse passing toward motor effectors
OppositeafferentOf nerves and nerve impulses
Nounsefferenta nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
English > efferent: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands.
Synonymsmotor nerve, efferent nerve
Partsmotor fiber, efferent fiberA nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
motor neuron, efferent neuron, motor nerve fiber, motoneuronA neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord
Narrowerpyramidal tract, pyramidal motor system, corticospinal tractAny of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral root of the spinal cord
ventral root, ventral horn, anterior root, anterior hornOne of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers
Broadernerve, nervusAny bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
Spanisheferente, nervio motor
Adjectivesefferentof nerves and nerve impulses

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