efferent neuron

efferent neuron
any neuron conducting a nerve impulse that originated at the center and is proceeding towards the periphery. See also efferent fibers, under fiber.

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  • neuron — Synonyms and related words: afferent neuron, autonomic nervous system, axon, brain, central nervous system, cerebral cortex, craniosacral nervous system, dendrite, effector organ, efferent neuron, ganglion, gray matter, internuncial neuron,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • Neuron — A nerve cell, the basic impulse conducting unit of the nervous system. Neurons send and receive electrical signals over long distances within the body. A neuron may send electrical output signals to muscle neurons (called motor neurons or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Efferent — Dieser Artikel befasst sich mit Efferenzen im Nervensystem. Zu den efferenten Blutgefäßen (Vasa efferentia) der Nierenkörperchen (Glomerula) siehe Niere. Der Begriff „Efferenz“, als Adjektiv „efferent“, ist abgeleitet von dem lateinischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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