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