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afferent nerves

Afferent nerves are one of the two types of peripheral nerves (those not in the brain or spinal cord) - the other type of nerves are called efferent nerves.

Afferent nerves are those that carry impulses to the central nervous system - the sensory nerves.

Efferent nerves are those that carry impulses from the central nervous system - the motor nerves.


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