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Glossary of Physiology Terms
Leading toward a region or structure of interest.
In the nervous system, afferent fibers (i.e., neurons) transmit information from a peripheral receptor to the spinal cord or the brainstem. Afferent neurons are also referred to as sensory neurons.
In the kidneys, the afferent arteriole carries blood to the glomerular capillaries.
Related glossary terms/phrases:Efferent
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