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1. Directed away from a central organ or section.
2. Carrying impulses from the central nervous system to an effector.
An efferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.
[From Latin efferēns, efferent-, present participle of efferre, to carry off : ex-, ex- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]
(Physiology) carrying or conducting outwards from a part or an organ of the body, esp from the brain or spinal cord. Compare afferent
[C19: from Latin efferre to bear off, from ferre to bear]
ef•fer•ent(ˈɛf ər ənt)
1. conveying or conducting away from an organ or part (opposed to afferent).n.
2. an efferent part, as a nerve or blood vessel.
[1830–40; < Latin efferent-, s. of efferēns, present participle of efferre to carry away =ef- ef- + ferre to bear1]
Relating to a nerve that carries motor impulses from the central nervous system to the muscles. Compare afferent.
Directing away from a part of the body. Efferent nerve fibers carry signals away from the central nervous system.
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|Noun||1.||efferent - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands|
anterior horn, anterior root, ventral horn, ventral root - one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers
efferent neuron, motoneuron, motor nerve fiber, motor neuron - a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord
|Adj.||1.||efferent - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS; "efferent nerves and impulses"|
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
afferent - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS; "afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses"
a. eferente, de fuerza centrífuga;
___ arterioles → arteriolas ___;
___ nerves → nervios ___;
___ neurons → neuronas ___ -es.