Associations to the word «Receptor»


RECEPTOR, noun. (biochemistry) (medicine) A protein on a cell wall that binds with specific molecules so that they can be absorbed into the cell in order to control certain functions.
RECEPTOR, noun. (biology) Any specialized cell or structure that responds to sensory stimuli.

Dictionary definition

RECEPTOR, noun. 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.
RECEPTOR, noun. An organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation.

Wise words

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