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receptor meaning

EN[ɹɪˈsɛptə]
WReceptor
  • Receptor may refer to:
  • Sensory receptor, in physiology, any structure which, on receiving environmental stimuli,
  • Receptor (biochemistry), in biochemistry,
  • Cell surface receptor, a receptor on the outer surface of a cell membrane,
  • NounPLreceptorsPREré-
    1. (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.
      1. (biology) Any specialized cell or structure that responds to sensory stimuli.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The presence of 5-HT 3 receptors has been found in enkephalinergic neurons in other studies [ 50 , 51 ].
          • Enkephalinergic neurons of the indirect pathway express predominantly A2A-D2 heteromeric receptor complexes, while dynorphinergic neurons of the direct pathway express predominantly A1-D1 heteromers.
          • The abscisic acid ligand structure ((+)-ABA; PDB ID: A8S)) was obtained from the ABA-bound pyrabactin resistance domain of the ABA intracellular receptor (PDB ID: 3ZVU [46 ]).
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • CRF and related peptides, such as sauvagine, bind to the extracellular regions of CRF 1 R and activate the receptor.
          • A pronociceptive role has been attributed to these receptors.
          • Uptake of nonopsonized bacteria by macrophages seems to be mediated dominantly by the mannose receptor.

      Meaning of receptor for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "receptor" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
        Definiteness: Level 3
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