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1. afferent

adjective. ['ˈæfɝənt'] of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS.

Synonyms

  • sensory
  • centripetal
  • receptive
  • corticoafferent

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • extrasensory
  • decentralizing
  • centrifugal

Etymology

  • adferens (Latin)

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2. afferent

noun. ['ˈæfɝənt'] a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system.

Synonyms

  • afferent nerve
  • sensory nerve
  • nervus
  • sensory neuron
  • afferent neuron
  • dorsal root
  • sensory fiber
  • dorsal horn
  • fillet
  • lemniscus
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent
  • impervious
  • corticospinal tract
  • motor nerve

Etymology

  • adferens (Latin)

3. neuron

noun. ['ˈnʊrɑːn'] a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.

Synonyms

  • axon
  • dendrite
  • motor neuron
  • efferent neuron
  • systema nervosum
  • axone
  • sensory neuron
  • motor nerve fiber
  • nerve cell
  • ganglion cell
  • afferent neuron
  • gangliocyte
  • vegetative cell
  • brain cell
  • motoneuron
  • nervous system
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