effector organ


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effector organ

[ə′fek·tər ‚ȯr·gən]
(physiology)
Any muscle or gland that mediates overt behavior, that is, movement or secretion.
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It is an indicator of neuromuscular coordination in which the receptors through different physical, chemical, and mechanical stimuli decodes visual or auditory stimuli which travel through receptors toafferent pathways and reach the brain then efferents to effector organ and giving response.
"There is huge biological plausibility to think that there is this psycho-neuro-cutaneous-immunology link to suggest that there is interconnection between these systems, and one important effector organ is the skin," said Dr.
Viscerosensory and visceromotor fibers connecting the sensory and effector organs of the viscera with the central nervous system may be used by the virus to reach first the brain and then the eyes, gills, liver, kidney, intestine and other organ of the fish [21].