Affector vs. Effector

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  • Affector (noun)

    A nerve cell that directly activates a muscle

  • Effector (noun)

    Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve.

  • Effector (noun)

    The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc.

  • Effector (noun)

    Any small molecule that effects the function of an enzyme by binding to an allosteric site.

  • Effector (noun)

    An actuator.

  • Effector (noun)

    an organ or cell that acts in response to a stimulus

    “effector cells”

Oxford Dictionary

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