Physiol. carrying away from a central part; specif., designating nerves that carry impulses away from a nerve center
Origin of efferent; from 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 effer&emacron;ns, 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.