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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IHC: inner hair cell; OHCs: outer hair cells; AF: afferent fiber; EF: efferent fiber; LOC: lateral olivary complex; MOC: medial olivary complex.
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].