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afferent

 [af´er-ent]
1. conveying toward a center; called also centripetal. See also efferent and corticipetal.
2. something that so conducts, as an afferent fiber or nerve.
afferent loop syndrome chronic partial obstruction of the proximal loop (duodenum and jejunum) after gastrojejunostomy, resulting in duodenal distention, pain, and nausea following ingestion of food.

af·fer·ent

(af'ĕr-ĕnt), Do not confuse this word with efferent. Avoid the mispronunciation ā'fe-rent, sometimes adopted to emphasize the contrast with efferent.
Inflowing; conducting toward a center, denoting certain arteries, veins, lymphatics, and nerves. Opposite of efferent.
Synonym(s): centripetal (1) , esodic
[L. afferens, fr. af-fero, to bring to]

afferent

(ăf′ər-ənt)
adj.
Carrying inward to a central organ or section, as nerves that conduct impulses from the periphery of the body to the brain or spinal cord.

af′fer·ent·ly adv.

Afferent

adjective Referring to the centripetal movement of blood or nerve impulses—e.g., through the veins toward the heart, or nerves to the brain.
noun A blood vessel or nerve that centripetally conveys flow or an impulse.

afferent

adjective
1. Conveying or transmitting.
2. Referring to the movement of blood or nerve impulses centrally–eg, through vessels toward the heart, or nerves to the brain, Cf Efferent.

af·fer·ent

(af'ĕr-ĕnt)
Inflowing; conducting toward a center, denoting certain arteries, veins, lymphatics, and nerves. Opposite of efferent
Synonym(s): centripetal (1) .
[L. afferens, fr. af-fero, to bring to]

afferent

Directed toward a central organ or part, as in the case of sensory nerves that carry impulses to the spinal cord and brain.

Afferent

Refers to peripheral nerves that transmit signals to the spinal cord and the brain. These nerves carry out sensory function.
Mentioned in: Peripheral Neuropathy

afferent 

Carrying from the periphery to the central or the main structure. See efferent.

af·fer·ent

(af'ĕr-ĕnt)
Inflowing; conducting toward a center. Opposite of efferent.
Synonym(s): centripetal (1) .
[L. afferens, fr. af-fero, to bring to]

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