- A loss of the sensory input from a portion of the body, usually caused by interruption of the peripheral sensory fibers. [L. de, from, + afferent]
* * *de·af·fer·en·ta·tion .dē-.af-ə-.ren-'tā-shən n the freeing of a motor nerve from sensory components by severing the dorsal root central to the dorsal ganglion
* * *de·af·fer·en·ta·tion (de-af″ər-ən-taґshən) the elimination or interruption of afferent nerve impulses, as by destruction of the afferent pathway.
Medical dictionary. 2011.