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1. A muscle, gland, or organ capable of responding to a stimulus, especially a nerve impulse.
2. A nerve ending that carries impulses to a muscle, gland, or organ and activates muscle contraction or glandular secretion.
3. Biochemistry A small molecule or protein that alters biochemical processes in a cell, as by decreasing or increasing the activity of an enzyme.
4. Computers A device used to produce a desired change in an object in response to input.
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(Physiology) physiol a nerve ending that terminates in a muscle or gland and provides neural stimulation causing contraction or secretion
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1. Also, effecter. a person or thing that effects something.
a. an organ, cell, etc., that reacts to a nerve impulse, as a muscle by contracting or a gland by secreting.
b. the part of a nerve that conveys such an impulse.
[1595–1605; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||effector - one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose|
|2.||effector - a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion|
|3.||effector - an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses|
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
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n. efector, terminación nerviosa que produce un efecto eferente en una glándula de secreción o en una célula muscular.
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