effector

Primary Meanings of effector

1.
n
one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
2.
n
an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
Full Definitions of effector
1

n one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose

Synonyms:
effecter
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being
2

n an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses

Antonyms:
receptor, sense organ, sensory receptor
an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
Type of:
organ
a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

n a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion

Type of:
nerve fiber, nerve fibre
a threadlike extension of a nerve cell

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