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efferent

 [ef´er-ent]
1. conducting or progressing away from a center or specific site of reference, such as an efferent nerve; called also centrifugal. See also afferent and corticifugal.
2. a fiber or nerve that so conducts.

ef·fer·ent

(ef'ĕr-ent), Do not confuse this word with afferent. Avoid the mispronunciation ē'fe-rent, sometimes adopted to emphasize the contrast of afferent.
Conducting fluid or a nerve impulse outward from a given organ, cell, or part thereof, for example, the efferent connections of a group of nerve cells, efferent blood vessels, or excretory duct of an organ.
[L. efferens, fr. effero, to bring out]

efferent

/ef·fer·ent/ (ef´er-ent)
1. conveying away from a center.
2. something that so conducts, as an efferent nerve.

efferent

(ĕf′ər-ənt)
adj.
1. Directed away from a central organ or section.
2. Carrying impulses from the central nervous system to an effector.
n.
An efferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.

ef′fer·ent·ly adv.

efferent

[ef′ərənt]
Etymology: L, effere, to carry out
directed away from a center, such as certain arteries, veins, nerves, kidney, and lymphatic vessels. Compare afferent.

efferent

adjective Conveying away from the center of an organ or structure

ef·fer·ent

(ef'ĕr-ĕnt)
Conducting outward from an organ or part; e.g., the efferent connections of a group of nerve cells, efferent blood vessels, or the excretory duct of an organ.
[L. efferens, fr. effero, to bring out]

efferent

1. Directed away from a central organ or part.
2. Nerve impulses travelling away from the central nervous system to a peripheral effector.

Efferent

Refers to peripheral nerves that carry signals away from the brain and spinal cord. These nerves carry out motor and autonomic functions.
Mentioned in: Peripheral Neuropathy

efferent

'going away'. Describes nerves that carry impulses away from the central nervous system, or from relay stations outside it, to effector organs or tissues, e.g. motor nerves to muscle, secretory nerves to glands. Also describes blood or lymph vessels in which flow is away from some point of reference, e.g. efferent arterioles leaving the glomeruli of the kidney; efferent lymph vessels draining lymph glands. Opposite of afferent.

efferent

nerve impulse from the central nervous system towards the periphery

efferent

Carrying nervous impulses away from the central nervous system to the periphery. See afferent.

ef·fer·ent

(ef'ĕr-ĕnt)
Conducting fluid or nerve impulse outward from a given organ, cell, or part thereof.
[L. efferens, fr. effero, to bring out]

efferent (ef´ərənt),

adj conveying away from a center toward the periphery.
efferent nerves,

efferent

conducting or progressing away from a center or specific site of reference, as an efferent nerve.

efferent arterioles
see efferent arteriole.
efferent ductules
conducting tubules from the rete testis to the head of the epididymis, forming part of the transport mechanism for spermatozoa in the testis.
γ e's
small nerves supplying intrafusal muscle fibers.
efferent nerve
any nerve that carries impulses from the central nervous system toward the periphery, as a motor nerve. See also neuron.

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