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  • Sensory receptor, in physiology, any structure which, on receiving environmental stimuli, produces an informative nerve impulse
  • Receptor (biochemistry), in biochemistry, a protein molecule that receives and responds to a neurotransmitter, hormone, or other substance
  • Receiver (radio), in telecommunication, an electronic circuit that receives a radio signal from an antenna and decodes it
  • Receptor, in immunology, the region of an antibody which shows recognition of an antigen
  • Receptor (band), a rock band from Australia

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Receptor (biochemistry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
In biochemistry, a receptor is a protein on the cell membrane or within the cytoplasm or cell nucleus that binds to a specific molecule (a ligand), such as a neurotransmitter, hormone, or other substance, and initiates the cellular response to the ligand.
Often, it is hard to determine whether the receptor is nonfunctional or the hormone is produced at decreased level; this gives rise to the "pseudo-hypo-" group of endocrine disorders, where there appears to be a decreased hormonal level while in fact it is the receptor that is not responding sufficiently to the hormone.
Many hormone receptors and neurotransmitter receptors are transmembrane proteins: transmembrane receptors are embedded in the lipid bilayer of cell membranes, that allow the activation of signal transduction pathways in response to the activation by the binding molecule, or ligand.
Receptor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (119 words)
In physiology, a sensory receptor is any structure which, on receiving environmental stimuli, produces an informative nerve impulse.
In biochemistry, a receptor is a protein molecule that receives and responds to a specific neurotransmitter, hormone, or other substance.
In immunology, a receptor is the region of an antibody which shows recognition of an antigen.
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