receptor

[ UK /ɹɪsˈɛptɐ/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈsɛptɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. 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. 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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  • The receptors so produced pass into the blood, where they combine with the toxine which has been absorbed; the combination is a stable one, and the toxine is thus prevented from combining with the tissue cells. Disease and Its Causes
  • The authors of the second paper admit that “other variables … influence the binding avidity (preference), such as type of SA (sialic acid of the receptor site) and glycosylation and sialylation of the hemagglutinin close to the receptor binding site. ” These factors all vary obviously and there are other variables in the equation as well including the status of specific areas of the immune system. Think Progress » An Inconvenient Truth and An Intolerable Summer
  • Fiery dishes such as curry fuel mouth heat receptors. The Sun
  • Light signalling pathways from both phytochrome and cryptochrome photoreceptors regulate clock components to achieve entrainment in plants.
  • It acts as a particular type of receptor called a cappa (ph) receptor. CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2003
  • My first-ever experience with dentistry was during a preceptorship I had my senior year. First Person Singular: Barron Hall, animal dentist
  • Leukotriene receptor antagonist is a new drug to treat allergic rhinitis.
  • The apoprotein B molecule moors the LDL to specific receptors on the cell surface - the LDL-receptor. Physiology or Medicine 1985 - Press Release
  • The "extrinsic" pathway involves transmembrane, extracellular receptor-dependent activation of caspase-8 (and possibly -10). The Scientist
  • They found five receptors from a family of proteins known as formyl peptide receptors. Latest News
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