Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073403717
ISBN 13: 978-0-07340-371-7

Chapter 12 - Section 12.1 - Overview of the Nervous System - Before You Go On: 1


A receptor is a nerve ending or a sensory organ that helps to receive and transmit information from various parts of the body to the brain. Receptors majorly help to filter information and impulses so that the body can properly respond to them via the Nervous system. Effectors, on the other hand are responsible for carrying out the body responses to the inputted information by the initial receptors. Effectors work in response to the nervous system.

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The two basic sensory organs that are involved in the transportation of impulses are: the receptors and the effectors.
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