Glossary E

Effective temperature refers to the combination of air temperature, humidity, airflow, and heat radiation that determines how hot or cold the environment feels.

Effectiveness rates is defined as estimated rates of the number of women who do not become pregnant each year using each method of contraception .

Effectiveness studies refer to studies that emphasize external validity and the representativeness of the treatment that is administered. A treatment is considered effective to the extent that clients report clinically significant benefit from the treatment. Moreover, Effectiveness studies is defined as the assessments of therapeutic effectiveness based on well-controlled investigation of well-defined clinical problems.

Effector refers to organ or body part that responds to stimulation by an efferent neuron, example, a skeletal muscle in a withdrawal reflex .

Efferent axon is defined as a neuron that carries information away from a structure

Efferent fibers refer to nerve fibers (motor fibers) that carry neural information from the central nervous system to the periphery.

Efferent nerves refer to motor nerves carry outgoing signals for action from the central nervous system to the muscles; nerves that carry impulses to the outlying regions of the body from the central nervous system.

Efferent neurons refer to motor neurons that convey impulses away from the brain; conduct impulses from the CNS to the effector organ, e.g., motor neuron

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