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Definition 1: a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for efferent in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of efferent ) one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers

(... is a kind of efferent ) 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

(efferent is a part of ...) a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord

(efferent is a part of ...) a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands

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

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

  • efferent nerves and impulses

Synonyms for efferent in the sense of this definition

(efferent is similar to ...) conveying information to the muscles from the CNS

"motor nerves"

(efferent is similar to ...) of a nerve fiber passing outward from the cerebral cortex

"corticofugal discharges"

(efferent is similar to ...) relating to a nerve fiber or impulse passing toward motor effectors

"neuromotor impulses"

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

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