afferent fiber n.
Any of the nerve fibers that convey impulses to a ganglion or to a nerve center in the brain or spinal cord.
- Afferent nerve
afferent nerve afferent nerve n. A nerve conveying impulses from the periphery to the central nervous system. Also called centripetal nerve.
- Afferent vessel
afferent vessel afferent vessel n. An artery conveying blood to a part. A lymphatic vessel entering a lymph node. The arteriole that enters a renal glomerulus.
- Afferent-loop syndrome
afferent-loop syndrome afferent-loop syndrome n. Chronic obstruction of the duodenum and jejunum after gastrojejunostomy, resulting in abdominal distention and pain.
with affection and tenderness (a musical direction). a composition or movement of gentle, tender character. adjective, adverb (music) with feeling