Definition of Receptor in English :

Define Receptor in English

Receptor meaning in English

Meaning of Receptor in English

Pronunciation of Receptor in English

Receptor pronunciation in English

Pronounce Receptor in English


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1. receptor

a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response

2. receptor, sense organ, sensory receptor

an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

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see synonyms of receptor
1. physiology
a sensory nerve ending that changes specific stimuli into nerve impulses
any of various devices that receive information, signals, etc

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see synonyms of receptor
a receiver (in various senses)
2.  Biochemistry
any of a group of substances, mainly proteins, found esp. on the surface of a cell, that combine with specific molecules, hormones, antibodies, drugs, viruses, etc.
3.  Physiology
a nerve ending or group of nerve endings specialized for the reception of stimuli; sense organ

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see synonyms of receptor
1. Physiology A specialized cell or group of nerve endings that responds to sensory stimuli.
2. Biochemistry A molecular structure or site on the surface or interior of a cell that binds with substances such as hormones, antigens, or neurotransmitters or is activated by events such as a change in the concentration of an ion.

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