Something that so conducts or carries towards, such as a blood vessel, fibre, or nerve.
Part of the peripheral nervous system. An afferent neuron carries an impulse toward the central nervous system; also known as a sensory neuron.
Conducting liquid or electrical impulses towards the inside.
Carrying inward, toward the center, as a nerve carrying a sensory impulse (e.g., cold, texture) to the brain.
To transport or carry toward the center; nerves that return impulses to the central nervous system.
Designating nerves or neurons that convey impulses from sense organs and other receptors to the brain or spinal cord.
An adjective to describe nerves, blood vessels or lymphatic vessels that conduct their electrical charge or contents towards the brain, spinal cord or relevant organ.
Transporting toward a center, such as a sensory nerve that carries impulses toward the central nervous system; opposite of efferent. Certain blood vessels and lymphatic vessels are also said to be afferent.