afferent: Meaning and Definition of

af•fer•ent

Pronunciation: (af'ur-unt), [key]
? Physiol. Physiol.
?adj.
  1. bringing to or leading toward an organ or part, as a nerve or arteriole (opposed to efferent).
?n.
  1. a nerve carrying a message toward the central nervous system.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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