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Afferent (from Latin, ad meaning to and ferre meaning to carry) 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. Opposite to Efferent.
- Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve fiber
- Afferent lymphatic vessels
- Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary 30th Ed., ISBN 0-7216-0146-4