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Index Efferent

Efferent is an anatomical term with the following meanings. [1]

6 relations: Afferent, Afferent arterioles, Efferent arteriole, Efferent ducts, Efferent nerve fiber, Lymphatic vessel.


Afferent (from Latin, af meaning "to" and ferre meaning "to carry") is an anatomical term meaning "conveying towards a center".

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Afferent arterioles

The afferent arterioles are a group of blood vessels that supply the nephrons in many excretory systems.

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Efferent arteriole

The efferent arterioles are blood vessels that are part of the urinary tract of organisms.

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Efferent ducts

The efferent ducts (or efferent ductules or ductuli efferentes or ductus efferentes or vasa efferentia) connect the rete testis with the initial section of the epididymis.

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Efferent nerve fiber

In the peripheral nervous system, an efferent nerve fiber is the axon of a motor neuron.

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Lymphatic vessel

The lymphatic vessels (or lymph vessels or lymphatics) are thin-walled vessels structured like blood vessels, that carry lymph.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efferent

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