Physiol. carrying away from a central part; specif., designating nerves that carry impulses away from a nerve center
Origin of efferentfrom Classical Latin efferens, present participle of efferre, to carry out from ex-, out + ferre, bear
an efferent nerve, duct, etc.
- Directed away from a central organ or section.
- Carrying impulses from the central nervous system to an effector.
An efferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.
Origin of efferentFrom Latin efferēns efferent- present participle of efferre to carry off ex- ex- ferre to carry ; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Carrying away from.
- An efferent nerve carries impulses from the brain to the body.
- Carried outward.
- Efferent impulses are those conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards.