Afferent (adjective)

  1. Relating to or denoting a nerve or nerve fibers that carry impulses from sensory receptors towards the central nervous system.
  2. Carrying or transmitting impulses or substances to a central organ or region.

Origin:

Derived from the latin word afferens, meaning 'carrying towards'.

Examples:

  1. Afferent nerve fibers bring signals from the skin to the brain.
  2. Afferent pathways convey information to the spinal cord.
  3. Afferent blood vessels bring blood to the heart.
  4. Afferent signals are transmitted from the periphery to the brain.
  5. The afferent division of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for transmitting impulses towards the central nervous system.
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