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1. an organ, such as a muscle or a gland, that responds to neural stimulation by producing a particular physical response or initiating a specific physiological event.

2. a motor nerve ending that triggers activity in tissue cells, such as causing a muscle to contract or a gland to secrete.

3. in motor control, the part of the body that interacts with the environment during an action (e.g., the hand during a reaching movement).

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February 27th 2024



n. the structural and grammatical aspects of language, as distinguished from semantics.