afferent nerve(redirected from centripetal nerve)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||afferent nerve - a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system|
dorsal horn, dorsal root - one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers
afferent fiber, sensory fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system