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Efferent nerve impulses
Efferent are pathways leading away (ie, motor) from the cortex
Afferent nerve impulses
refers to pathways leading to the cortex (ie, sensory).
Difference between afferent and efferent
You are *affected* by a situation, you *effect* change on someone else.
A reflex composed of
- A receptor
- an afferent nerve with its nerve center
- an efferent nerve considered as a pathway of a reflex act
A reflex consists of in the passage of an impluse
- a refex consists of in the passage of an impulse along a sensory (afferent) neuron
- to the reflex center
- where it is converted into a motor impulse
- and is passed along the motor (efferent) axon
- to the muscle or gland
a fusing of many muscle twitches
- also called tonicity
- is relatively slow and gentle
- may be maintained over a long period of time
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