Definition of Afferent neuron

1. Noun. A neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord.

Exact synonyms: Sensory Neuron
Generic synonyms: Nerve Cell, Neuron
Group relationships: Afferent, Afferent Nerve, Sensory Nerve



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afferent Neuron

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afferent glomerular arteriole
afferent loop syndrome
afferent lymphatic
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afferent neuron (current term)
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Literary usage of Afferent neuron

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1902)
"... of this afferent neuron is in the posterior root ganglion. The efferent impulses pass, like those of the inhibiting mechanism, through two neurons. ..."

2. The Nervous affections of the heart: Being the Morison Lectures Delivered by George Alexander Gibson (1905)
"It is beyond doubt that the centre of this afferent neuron is in the posterior root ganglion. The efferent impulses pass, like those of the inhibiting ..."

3. Kirkes' Handbook of physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes (1904)
"The gap between the termination of the afferent neuron and the ... The neuron connecting the afferent neuron with the efferent neuron belongs to the class ..."

4. The Elements of Scientific Psychology by Knight Dunlap (1922)
"In the reflex, the afferent and efferent neurons are apparently in permanent synaptic connection, or else the afferent neuron is in permanent connection ..."

5. An Introduction to Neurology by Charles Judson Herrick (1922)
"All reflexes require an afferent neuron which conducts the nervous impulse from ... The afferent neuron sends its dendrite to the skin and its axon into the ..."

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