Afferent and Efferent Impulses
- 210 Downloads
Neural impulses which travel from sensory organs/receptors to the central nervous system (CNS) are known as afferent impulses, whereas those which travel from the CNS to the organs/glands are known as the efferent impulses.
Afferent: neural impulse carries signals from sensory receptors or organs to the brain or spinal cord (CNS) for their further processing/analysis and
Efferent: neural impulse carries signals from brain or spinal cord (CNS) to the organs (like limbs, muscle, glands, etc.) for displaying proper reaction.