efferent pathway


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efferent pathway

Etymology: L, effere, to carry out; ME, paeth + weg
1 the route of nerve fibers carrying impulses away from a nerve center.
2 the system of blood vessels that conveys blood away from a body part. Compare afferent.

efferent pathway

A pathway from the central nervous system to an effector.
See also: pathway