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efferent

e fuh ruhnt

  • n  a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
  • a  of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS
    efferent nerves and impulses

  • Like a kink in a garden hose, spinal trauma cuts off the flow of information that travels along afferent nerves, which send signals from the body to the brain, and efferent nerves .
  • If a physical reaction is wanted, consciously or subconsciously, the brain sends out its will by way of efferent nerves to the organs of expression, to the limbs, the viscera .
  • This it does by paralyzing efferent motor nerves (which carry commands from the brain) just where they branch from the spinal cord.

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