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efferent nerve

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n efferent nerve a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
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Usage

In literature:

There are two divisions of nerves, the afferent and efferent.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The boy who had had to stay in a therapy chair all his life because his efferent nerves could not control his body.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
They all have to use the efferent, especially the motor, nerves of the body.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
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