afferent afferent  /ˈæ fə rənt/


  1. (n) a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
  2. (adj) of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS



  1. Sensations, messages from the outer world, are carried by afferent nerves to definite lobes and to definite locations in these lobes.
  2. This kind of sensitive prosthetic would recruit afferent nerves to send tactile information from paralyzed limbs to other parts of the body, where the sensations could be perceived.


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