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Receptors

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

in Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195380538
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199353118 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195380538.003.0082
Receptors

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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 receptors, which, in addition to recognizing endogenous chemical signals, are the target of many important experimental and therapeutic drugs.

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Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ; Pharmacology

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