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ef·fer·ent

 (ĕf′ər-ənt)
adj.
1. Directed away from a central organ or section.
2. Carrying impulses from the central nervous system to an effector.
n.
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.]

ef′fer·ent·ly adv.

efferent

(ˈɛfərənt)
adj
(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]
ˈefference n
ˈefferently adv

ef•fer•ent

(ˈɛf ər ənt)

adj.
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]
ef′fer•ent•ly, adv.

ef·fer·ent

(ĕf′ər-ənt)
Relating to a nerve that carries motor impulses from the central nervous system to the muscles. Compare afferent.

efferent

Directing away from a part of the body. Efferent nerve fibers carry signals away from the central nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.efferent - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glandsefferent - 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
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
efferent fiber, motor fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
corticospinal tract, pyramidal motor system, pyramidal tract - any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral root of the 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"
Translations

ef·fer·ent

a. eferente, de fuerza centrífuga;
___ arteriolesarteriolas ___;
___ nervesnervios ___;
___ neuronsneuronas ___ -es.
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