Afferent



bringing to or leading toward an organ or part, as a nerve or arteriole (opposed to ).
a nerve carrying a message toward the central nervous system.
Historical Examples

In some cases ligation of the afferent vessels has been successful.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

The lesions of the arteriosclerotic kidney are due to narrowing and eventual obstruction of the afferent vessels.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

From the gills the afferent branchials carry the blood to the median dorsal aorta.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6 Various

The caudal vein is, however, no longer the only afferent vein of this system.
The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity George. S. Huntington

Branchial hearts are formed on the afferent vessels of the branchiae.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6 Various

Dissect along the truncus arteriosus to afferent branchials.
Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata H. G. Wells

There are two divisions of nerves, the afferent and efferent.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

The afferent nerves are those which convey the impression to the nerve centers.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

The opposite or œsophageal extremity of the stomach is less well differentiated from the afferent tube of the œsophagus.
The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity George. S. Huntington

The appropriate movements constitute the spontaneous reaction to afferent impulses; they are simple bulbar reflexes.
Tics and Their Treatment Henry Meigne

adjective
bringing or directing inwards to a part or an organ of the body, esp towards the brain or spinal cord Compare efferent

afferent af·fer·ent (āf’ər-ənt)
adj.
Carrying inward to a central organ or section, as nerves that conduct impulses from the periphery of the body to the brain or spinal cord. n.
An afferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.
afferent
(āf’ər-ənt)
Carrying sensory information toward a central organ or part, as a nerve that conducts impulses from the periphery of the body to the central nervous system. Compare efferent.

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