efferent nerve

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Related to Efferent nerve fiber: Efferent neurons, Efferent system
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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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Physical activity and exercise stimulate vagal efferent nerve fibers and the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway.
Experimentally stimulation of vagal afferent nerve fibers can have profound effects on the activity of the contralateral vagal efferent (increased activity) and bilaterally of cardiac sympathetic efferent nerve fibers (inhibition of activity) [9].
The responses induced by acupuncture-like stimulation are reflexes in which cutaneous and/or muscle somatic afferent nerve fibers of the afferent limb, autonomic efferent nerve fibers of the efferent limb, and the spinal cord and/or the brain stem of the reflex centers workin a complex way [14].