Afferent is the process of carrying information from the sense organs through the nerves to the BRAIN. Contrasted with EFFERENT.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Afferent
- Bearing or conducting inwards to a part or organ; -- opposed to efferent; as, afferent vessels; afferent nerves, which convey sensations from the external organs to the brain.
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