effector
noun Date: 1906 1. a bodily organ (as a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to stimulation 2. a molecule (as an inducer or a corepressor) that activates, controls, or inactivates a process or action (as protein synthesis)

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  • Effector — Ef*fect or, n. [L.] An effecter. Derham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effector — [e fek′tər, ifek′tər] n. [L, a producer < effectus: see EFFECT] 1. a muscle, gland, cell, etc. capable of responding to a stimulus, esp. to a nerve impulse 2. that part of a nerve which transmits an impulse to an organ of response …   English World dictionary

  • effector — 1. C. Sherrington term for a peripheral tissue that receives nerve impulses and reacts by contraction (muscle), secretion (gland), or a discharge of electricity (electric organ of certain bony fishes). 2. A small …   Medical dictionary

  • Effector — efektorius statusas T sritis histologija, ląstelių chemija, histologinė chemija, audinių kultūra atitikmenys: lot. Effector ryšiai: platesnis terminas – nervinės galūnėlės siauresnis terminas – nervinė epitelinė galūnėlė siauresnis terminas –… …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Effector — efektorius statusas T sritis histologija atitikmenys: lot. Effector ryšiai: platesnis terminas – nervinės galūnės siauresnis terminas – nervinė raumeninė galūnė siauresnis terminas – nervinė sekrecinė galūnė siauresnis terminas – nervinės… …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas

  • effector — adj. & n. Biol. adj. acting in response to a stimulus. n. an effector organ …   Useful english dictionary

  • effector — adj. [L. efficere, to execute] A structure specialized for the activation of a particular form of response, i.e., movement or secretion …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • effector — /i fek teuhr/, n. 1. Also, effecter. a person or thing that effects. 2. Physiol. an organ or cell that carries out a response to a nerve impulse. 3. Biochem. a substance, as a hormone, that increases or decreases the activity of an enzyme. [1595… …   Universalium

  • effector — noun a) Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve. b) The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc. See Also: effect, effective, effectiveness, effectivity …   Wiktionary

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