Efferent Neurons

Efferent Neurons (also known as efferent nerve fibers) are conducting cells that carry information from the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to muscles and organs throughout the body. These neurons carry electrical impulses that tell organs and muscles what to do. To move your arm efferent neurons would carry the electrical impulse from your brain, throughout the spinal cord and to your arm where muscles receive the information to move. The opposite of efferent neurons are afferent neurons which carry impulses from receptors in muscles, organs, and glands to the central nervous system.

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