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1. efferent

adjective. ['ˈɛfɝənt'] of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS.

Synonyms

  • motor
  • centrifugal
  • neuromotor
  • corticifugal
  • motorial
  • corticoefferent

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • walk
  • stay in place
  • noncausative

Etymology

  • efferens (Latin)

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2. efferent

noun. ['ˈɛfɝənt'] a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands.

Synonyms

  • motor nerve
  • pyramidal motor system
  • ventral root
  • anterior root
  • anterior horn
  • motor fiber
  • efferent fiber
  • motor neuron
  • nervus
  • efferent neuron
  • motor nerve fiber
  • pyramidal tract
  • efferent nerve
  • motoneuron
  • ventral horn
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • centralizing
  • afferent fiber
  • afferent nerve
  • sensory nerve

Etymology

  • efferens (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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