effector

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a muscle, gland or organ capable of responding to a nerve impulse
  • noun a substance that controls protein synthesis by binding to an enzyme and increasing or decreasing its activity

Electronics

  • In robotics, a device which moves a component such, as a manipulator, in response to signals from the controller. Such a device may be electric, hydraulic, mechanical, or pneumatic. Also called actuator (3), or robotic actuator.

Medical

  • noun a nerve ending in muscles or glands which is activated to produce contraction or secretion

Sports

  • noun a muscle movement or other bodily action that brings about a desired effect
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