efferent (ef´er-ent)

Conducting (fluid or a nerve impulse) outward from a given organ or part thereof; e.g., the efferent connections of a group of nerve cells, efferent blood vessels, or the excretory duct of an organ. [L. efferens, fr. effero, to bring out]
gamma e. the thin axon of a gamma motor neuron innervating the intrafusal muscle fibers of a muscle spindle.


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