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efferent

[′ef·ə·rənt]
(physiology)
Carrying or conducting away, as the duct of an exocrine gland or a nerve.
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In summary, according to characteristic hearing dysfunction, AN may occur in the afferent pathway of acoustic nerve, probably accompanied by the pathological changes of efferent nerve in the olivocochlear system inside the brainstem.
Efferent ducts ligation was performed to evaluate if the stain for leptin was due to clear cells leptin synthesis or if the hormone was being synthesized in the testis and carried through the luminal fluid.
One major difference between LpOps 1-4 and LpOps5 is that LpOps 1-4 turnover is significantly influenced by the circadian efferent input to photoreceptors described in the Introduction, whereas Rh-LpOps5 turnover is not.
Bilateral asymmetry in conduction velocity in the efferent fibres of the median nerve andits relationship to handedness.
Many studies use a probe stimulus to produce the otoacoustic emission and an eliciting stimulus to evoke the efferent activity, changing, therefore, the otoacoustic emissions.
The brain interprets this data as lengthened muscle fibres and thus fires off fewer gamma efferent impulses (turning down gamma gain).
After decapitation, arterial vessels were carefully dissected from the following areas: branchial afferent (ABA), branchial efferent (ABE), dorsal (DA) and mesenteric (MA) and placed in cold (4[degrees]C) physiological saline solution (PSS).
Efferent signals are the motor neuronal signals descending to the respiratory muscles, the most important being the diaphragm.
2-4) It is proposed that the efferent part of the SSR arch consists of the myelinated preganglionic and non-myelinated postganglionic C fibers.
A commonly encountered clinical entity, and the rarely described efferent ductule inflammation namely, vasitis.
C fiber nerves are afferent and efferent, which helps explain the complexity of experience of neurogenic pain.
Given the high incidence yet mild degree of hearing loss, combined with the brief time course of recovery, the authors hypothesized the mechanism to be biochemical in nature, acting through the vascular system, or neural, acting through the acoustic efferent system on the contralateral cochlea.