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Definition of Afferent

Afferent: Carrying toward. A vein is an afferent vessel because it carries blood from the body toward the heart. The opposite of afferent is efferent.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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