afferent neuroneA nerve cell whose body lies outside the central nervous system and which conveys information to the CNS from sensory receptors at the periphery.
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afferent neuronea nerve fibre that conducts impulses towards the central nervous system from receptor cells. Compare EFFERENT NEURONE.
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