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Definition 1: a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for afferent in the sense of this definition

(afferent is a kind of ...) any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body

(... is a kind of afferent ) one of two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally from the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers

(... is a kind of afferent ) a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus

(afferent is a part of ...) a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord

(afferent is a part of ...) a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system

Definition 2: of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where afferent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • afferent nerves
  • afferent impulses

(afferent is similar to ...) of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

"sensory neurons"

(afferent is similar to ...) of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the cerebral cortex

(afferent belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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