effector

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effector (plural effectors)

  1. (biology) Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve.
  2. (biology) The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc.
  3. (biology) Any small molecule that effects the function of an enzyme by binding to an allosteric site.

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Last modified on 15 August 2013, at 17:30