efferent fibers


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ef·fer·ent fi·bers

those fibers conveying impulses to effector tissues (smooth, cardiac, or striated muscle, or glands) in the periphery; those fibers exiting a specific cell group (that is, efferent fibers of the basilar pons), used in reference to a cell group.

ef·fer·ent fi·bers

(efĕr-ĕnt fībĕrz)
Those conveying impulses peripheral to effector tissues (smooth, cardiac, or striated muscle, or glands).
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The goals of this treatment are to increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles and normalize the reflex activity of the muscles via stimulation of the afferent and efferent fibers of the anorectal sphincters.
The left vagus nerve is selected due to the lower percentage of cardiac efferent fibers to the atrioventricular node as compared to the right.
A theory about hyperacusis is that the efferent fibers of the auditory nerve are selectively damaged even while the hair cells that allow us to hear pure tones in an audiometry evaluation remain intact.