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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These altered signals are then either transmitted to higher levels of the nervous system or directly to effector organs where they may initiate abnormal physiologic responses and, potentially, pathogenic processes if allowed to persist.
In vertebrates it consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, ganglia and parts of the receptor and effector organs.
Beyond the increased cytological detail provided by these techniques, functional inferences based on the details of neuronal connections and pathways have greatly improved our understanding of the stimuli received by larval sensory structures and their control over effector organs (Braubach et al.