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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1977), who compared the conduction velocity in the efferent fibers of the right and left forelimbs of 38 human participants.
2,12) It is generally believed to be a polysynaptic reflex generated in the deep layers of the skin by activation of sweat glands via sudomotor sympathetic efferent fibers.
Overexcitation of the efferent fibers of the renal sympathetic nerves can induce the excessive generation and secretion of noradrenaline, which causes renal vasoconstriction, reduces renal blood flow, and activates the renal and systemic RAAS.