afferent

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afferent

[′af·ə·rənt]
(physiology)
Conducting or conveying inward or toward the center, specifically in reference to nerves and blood vessels.
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In the kidneys, afferent arterioles involved by a lupus microangiopathy contained pyknotic nuclear material that stained prominently with the TUNEL technique.
The alveolar walls do not show the homogeneous eosinophilic alteration seen in the afferent arterioles.
The patient, however, was not myelosuppressed during this period, and in the kidney, many neutrophils were present in glomeruli but not in the microangiopathy of the afferent arterioles.