afferent neuron

a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord
Syn: ↑sensory neuron
Hypernyms: ↑nerve cell, ↑neuron
Part Holonyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑afferent

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  • afferent neuron — См. afferent neurone …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • afferent nerve — noun a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system • Syn: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent • Derivationally related forms: ↑afferent (for: ↑afferent) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Afferent nerve fiber — Nerve: Afferent nerve fiber Latin neurofibrae afferentes Code TH H2. In the nervous system, afferent neurons (otherwise known as sensory or receptor neurons), carry nerve impulses from r …   Wikipedia

  • Neuron — This article is about cells in the nervous system. For other uses, see Neuron (disambiguation). Brain cell redirects here. For other uses, see Glial cell. Neuron: Nerve Cell …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Afferent nerve — In the nervous system, afferent neurons otherwise known as sensory or receptor neurons carry nerve impulses from receptors or sense organs toward the central nervous system. This is the case vice versa as well. This term can also be used to… …   Wikipedia

  • afferent nerve — A nerve that conducts impulses from the periphery toward a nerve center; the axon of a sensory neuron between a receptor and the central nervous system …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • afferent neurone — A sensory neuron that conveys inward impulses received or perceived by a sense organ from external sources …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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