efferent 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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The neuronal circuit triggered by EchoScan to measure the ER threshold implements the physiological function of inner hair cells, afferent fibers, the olivocochlear complex, the efferent fibers, and the middle-ear muscles.
Our study helps resolve the controversy about whether type II afferents are driving medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferent fibers [4] or not [6].
(1977), who compared the conduction velocity in the efferent fibers of the right and left forelimbs of 38 human participants.