efferent fiber

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Related to efferent fiber: afferent nerve fibers
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Noun1.efferent fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
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Sobotka said that studies in kidney transplant recipients indicate that while there is some regrowth of efferent fibers with partial neurologic activity, the outbound afferent fibers have little or no ability to reconnect.
He explained that when the neuroimmune system is damaged, it causes neurogenic inflammation via afferent and efferent fibers, which in turn, trip a family of sensory receptors including TRPV1.
The goals of this treatment are to increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles and normalize the reflex activity of the muscles via stimulation of the afferent and efferent fibers of the anorectal sphincters.