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Afferent

(Science: anatomy) moving or carrying inward or toward a central part. Refers to vessels, nerves, etc. For example: blood vessels carrying blood toward the heart, or nerves conducting signals to the brain.

Compare: efferent.


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Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all

... and other sensations occur in our brains without our control and so almost truly randomly.A living brain excised from a body devoid of any afferent nervous connections and supplied by synthetic(hormone less)blood should show truly random EEG.Their is a universe inside us because time and ...

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by maunas
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
Replies: 25
Views: 13285

Re: GI tract and enteric nervous system

... away from the central nervous system (CNS). It does not contain the other pathway going back to the CNS to send sensory information back, called afferent pathway. The autonomic is more complex and contains both efferent and afferent pathways. Just to screw students up, researchers decided that ...

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by daniel.kurz
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:31 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: GI tract and enteric nervous system
Replies: 1
Views: 5374

glomerulus

Glomerulus is the capillary network that is formed by the afferent arteriole. Bowman's capsule is like a cup that holds this capillary network. Bowman's capsule filters the blood of the glomerulus. Here this pic might help you understand the difference ...

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by Adz795
Sat May 07, 2011 4:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: glomerulus
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Views: 4554

Microbial Biotechnology

Take textbook and read. But what do you mean by the concept of microbial biotechnology? the dark art of cloning genes in microbial genome (and the afferent sacrifices of undergrads to please the molecular biology gods)? or something more precise?

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by canalon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:01 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbial Biotechnology
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Marey's Law

the mechanism is just as Dr.Mostafa explained . i'll comment on the significance and to do so i'll add that the afferent impulses from the baroreceptors are carried through the 9th(glossopharangeal) and 10th ( vagus ) cranial nerves which are called the buffer nerves .. the significance ...

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by DrHesham
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Marey's Law
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