efferent

Definitions of efferent
  1. adjective
    of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS
    efferent nerves and impulses”
    synonyms: motorial
    centrifugal, motor
    conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
    corticifugal, corticoefferent, corticofugal
    of a nerve fiber passing outward from the cerebral cortex
    neuromotor
    relating to a nerve fiber or impulse passing toward motor effectors
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    Antonyms:
    afferent
    of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
    centripetal, receptive, sensory
    of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
    corticipetal, corticoafferent
    of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the cerebral cortex
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  2. noun
    a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
    synonyms: efferent nerve, motor nerve
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    types:
    anterior horn, anterior root, ventral horn, ventral root
    one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers
    corticospinal tract, pyramidal motor system, pyramidal tract
    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
    type of:
    nerve, nervus
    any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
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