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Introduction: Receptor

Description of Receptor

Receptor: A molecule inside or on the surface of a cell that binds to a specific substance and causes a specific physiologic effect in the cell.
Source: National Institute of Health

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.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Receptor: diverse family of binding proteins which mediate the biological effects of regulatory molecules such as hormones; many are intrinsic membrane proteins; others (such as the steroid receptors) are cytoplasmic carriers; postcoordinate this term with specific ligand terms.
Source: CRISP

Receptor: Related Topics

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Source - CRISP

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Broader terms for Receptor

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Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Receptor can be used for:

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The description of Receptor may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Receptor

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WordNet 2.1

  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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