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efferent neuron

 See Motor neuron.
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efferent neuron

A neuron whose axon carries motor impulses away from the brain or spinal cord.
See also: neuron
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Then, soon after sunrise, after the clock-driven efferent neurons stop firing (Chamberlain et ai, 1987), the concentration of Rh-LpOps1-4 drops precipitously during a burst of what is called transient rhabdom shedding.
Considering the anatomical findings, it is possible that the activation of noradrenergic neurons of the LC promotes the inhibition of neurons in the prefrontal cortex and the disinhibition of GABAergic efferent neurons in this region, which leads to the activation of the PVN and, consequently, the activation of the hypothalamicpituitary-adrenal circuit (34).
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1), which stimulates capsaicin-sensitive primary efferent neurons that project to cardiovascular and renal tissues.