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Afferent is an anatomical term with the following meanings:

  • Conveying towards a center, for example the afferent arterioles conveying blood towards the Bowman's capsule in the Kidney.
  • Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve
  • Afferent lymphatic vessels


  • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary 30th Ed., ISBN 0-7216-0146-4
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