efferent nerve

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Related to efferent nerve: efferent neuron, afferent nerve
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Noun1.efferent nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glandsefferent nerve - 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
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Some concern has been raised that afferent and efferent nerve fibers may also be inhibited resulting in muscular weakness--particularly of the quadriceps muscle.
They rapidly progressed to fulminant GBS with complete efferent nerve dysfunction resulting in flaccid quadriplegia, total areflexia, absent brainstem reflexes and respiratory paralysis.
Serotonergic efferent nerve fibers in the retinal plexiform layer of the abalone.