effectors

effector

[ih-fek-ter]
noun
1.
Also, effecter. a person or thing that effects.
2.
Physiology. an organ or cell that carries out a response to a nerve impulse.
3.
Biochemistry. a substance, as a hormone, that increases or decreases the activity of an enzyme.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin, equivalent to effec- variant stem of efficere (see effect) + -tor -tor

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effector or effecter (ɪˈfɛktə)
 
n
physiol a nerve ending that terminates in a muscle or gland and provides neural stimulation causing contraction or secretion
 
effecter or effecter
 
n

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effector ef·fec·tor (ĭ-fěk'tər)
n.

  1. A muscle, a gland, or an organ capable of responding to a stimulus, especially a nerve impulse.

  2. A nerve ending that carries impulses to a muscle, a gland, or an organ and activates muscle contraction or glandular secretion.

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