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moving or carrying outward or away from a central part. Refers to vessels, nerves, etc. For example: blood vessels carrying blood away from the heart or nerves carrying signals from the brain.

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Re: GI tract and enteric nervous system

... The somatic we will leave at saying is responsible for all the outgoing signals to the body that relate to movement. This movement is called efferent pathway, moving out away from the central nervous system (CNS). It does not contain the other pathway going back to the CNS to send sensory ...

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by daniel.kurz
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: GI tract and enteric nervous system
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Marey's Law

... CIC (cardio-inhibitory center) in the brain stem.....as a result CAC is inhibited and subsequently CIC is activated by reciprocal inhibition so efferent vagal impluses are sent to the SAN(Sino-atrial node) in the heart inhibiting its excitatory impluses and by this way the heart rate is decreased ...

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by mostafaseb
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Marey's Law
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... from the glomeruli it leads to the effernt arteriole and to the proximated convulted tubule. so C is your answer. i am damn sure about it. the efferent then leads to capillaries and runs along the nephron and this capilaries will then lead to the renal vein and then to Venacava and then to ...

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by jwalin
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: .....
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Oxygen levels in glomeruli

... substances are filtered out of the blood. This is why the concentrations of different substances differ between the afferent arteriole and the efferent arteriole. Now, in our textbook it says that although the glomeruli do not decrease the amount of oxygen in the blood, the concentration of ...

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by Ichneumon
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Oxygen levels in glomeruli
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

Re: Developmental Biology-I need help

... Differ. 2007 Jun;49(5):373-82. Suli A, Mortimer N, Shepherd I, Chien CB. Netrin/DCC signaling controls contralateral dendrites of octavolateralis efferent neurons. J Neurosci. 2006 Dec 20;26(51):13328-37. Wilson BD, Ii M, Park KW, Suli A, Sorensen LK, Larrieu-Lahargue F, Urness LD, Suh W, Asai ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Developmental Biology-I need help
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Views: 6004
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