What is an analyzer?

Galina Mirzahmedova
Galina Mirzahmedova
January 12, 2015
What is an analyzer?

Schoolchildren who study biology, medical students and students of technical faculties, as well as some other people may be interested in what the analyzer is. The word comes from ancient Greek analysis, which literally means "dismemberment" or "decomposition." It is used, for example, in the sentence: "The eye is a part of the visual analyzer of the human body."

What is the analyzer in biology

In biology, an analyzer is considered as a system of formations that provide analysis of the stimulus, the conversion of a pulse, its transfer to a specific zone of the brain or spinal cord, and the response to the stimulus. In the human body, the following types of analyzers are distinguished: pain, vestibular, visual, interoceptive, auditory, olfactory, taste, temperature.

Other examples of the use of the word "analyzer"

Also known spectrum analyzer is a special device that determines the frequency of electromagnetic oscillations and the wavelength (light).A laser analyzer similar to it — a device used in the laboratory — performs the function of measuring the size of the smallest particles. There are also mass analyzers (spectral, etc.), which determine the ratio of the mass to the ion charge of the substance.

In computer networks, traffic analyzers (sniffers) are used — programs or devices that analyze network traffic (they are more often used for local office networks). Together with the sniffer, a logic analyzer is often used, which performs the function of decoding digital sequences (codes) in computer technologies.