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receptor

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

1 An abbreviated name for a sensory receptor.

2 An abbreviated name for a neuroreceptor. [From Latin recipere, receptum to receive, from re- back + capere...

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receptors

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 7 words.

See cell-surface receptors, cellular signal transduction.

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receptors

Jesper Hoffmeyer.

in Encyclopedia of Semiotics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 801 words.

Entities at the surfaces of living systems, receptors are instrumental in picking up and responding to signals from outside, whether

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receptor

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 39 words.

A cell or group of cells that respond to particular types of stimuli. Receptors enable the body to detect changes

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receptor

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

1 An abbreviated name for a sensory receptor.

2 An abbreviated name for a neuroreceptor. [From Latin recipere, receptum to receive, from re- back + capere...

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receptors

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics.

Entities at the surfaces of living systems, receptors are instrumental in picking up and responding to signals from outside, whether they are signals from the organism's surroundings or the...

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Receptors

Leslie L. Iversen, Susan D. Iversen, Floyd E. Bloom and Robert H. Roth.

in Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

January 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Pharmacology. 8331 words.

Chemical signaling is the main mechanism by which biological function is controlled at all levels, from the single cell to the whole organism. Chemical recognition is the function of...

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opiate receptor

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

A membrane receptor for opiates (see opioid receptor.)

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opiate receptor

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 10 words.

a membrane receptor for opiates (see opioid receptor.)

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beta receptor

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 53 words.

Adrenoceptors subdivided into beta1 receptors and beta2 receptors. Stimulation of beta1 receptors increase the rate and force

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contact receptor

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A sensory receptor such as a touch receptor or a taste receptor that is stimulated by an object or substance touching it. Compare distance receptor.

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