afferent nerve

Definitions of afferent nerve
  1. noun
    a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
    synonyms: afferent, sensory nerve
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    types:
    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
    fillet, lemniscus
    a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
    type of:
    nerve, nervus
    any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
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