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re·cep·tor

 (rĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
1. Physiology A specialized cell or group of nerve endings that responds to sensory stimuli.
2. Biochemistry A molecular structure or site on the surface or interior of a cell that binds with substances such as hormones, antigens, or neurotransmitters or is activated by events such as a change in the concentration of an ion.
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receptor

(rɪˈsɛptə)
n
1. (Physiology) physiol a sensory nerve ending that changes specific stimuli into nerve impulses
2. any of various devices that receive information, signals, etc
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re•cep•tor

(rɪˈsɛp tər)

n.
1. a protein molecule, usu. on the surface of a cell, that is capable of binding to a complementary molecule, as a hormone, antibody, or antigen.
2. a sensory nerve ending or sense organ that is sensitive to stimuli.
[1900–05]
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re·cep·tor

(rĭ-sĕp′tər)
1. A nerve ending specialized to sense or receive stimuli. Skin receptors respond to stimuli such as touch and pressure and signal the brain by activating portions of the nervous system. Receptors in the nose detect odors.
2. A cell structure or site that is capable of combining with a hormone, antigen, or other chemical substance.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.receptor - a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological responsereceptor - 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
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
alpha receptor, alpha-adrenergic receptor, alpha-adrenoceptor - receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
beta receptor, beta-adrenergic receptor, beta-adrenoceptor - receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)
2.receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulationreceptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
lateral line, lateral line organ - sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
enteroceptor, interoceptor - any receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body
exteroceptor - any receptor that responds to stimuli outside the body
pineal eye, third eye - a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
baroreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to pressure
chemoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
thermoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
organ of hearing - the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
semicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
stretch receptor - a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
papilla - a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; "the papillae of the tongue"
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
effector - an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
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Translations

receptor

[rɪˈseptəʳ] N (Physiol, Rad) → receptor m
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receptor

[rɪˈsɛptər] n (ANATOMY)récepteur m
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receptor

n
(= nerve)Reizempfänger m, → Rezeptor m
(Rad) → Empfänger m
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receptor

[rɪˈsɛptəʳ] nrecettore m
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re·cep·tor

n. receptor, terminación nerviosa que recibe un estímulo y lo transmite a otros nervios;
auditory ______ auditivo;
contact ______ de contacto;
mechanoreceptormecanoreceptor;
chemoreceptorquimoreceptor;
proprioceptive ______ propioceptivo;
sensory ______ sensorial;
taste ______ gustativo;
temperature ______ de temperatura.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

receptor

n receptor m; estrogen receptor-positive positivo para receptores de estrógeno
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Excision of additional proteins HFE, TfR2, HJV or BMP6, or key component of the BMP receptor signalling pathwa y, excision of SMAD homolog 4 (SMAD4), results in poor and abnormal production of hepcidin.19 A study suggested that vegetarian children had a two-fold decrease in serum hepcidin level complemented by decreased ferritin level and small but statistically significant increase in concentration of soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR).
Base-line values of ferritin, hepcidin, sTfR-index (Soluble transferrin receptor) and RBC-He (Hb content of RBC) also predicted the hematopoietic response, but to a lesser degree, according to their study.
Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR) and the sTfR-Ferritin Index.
With regard to discriminating iron deficiency from anaemia of chronic disorders (ACD), soluble transferrin receptor testing is useful, but is not performed by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).
Fasting venous blood samples were collected and tested for: (1) SI; (2) total iron-binding capacity (TIBC); (3) soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR); and (4) hemoglobin (Hb).
Soluble transferrin receptor was decreased to 1.3mg/L (N: 2.2-5).
Other measures of iron status have also been examined and include percentage hypochromic red cells (PHRC), reticulocyte haemoglobin content, and soluble transferrin receptor [2-4].
Vezina, "Using soluble transferrin receptor and taking inflammation into account when defining serum ferritin cutoffs improved the diagnosis of iron deficiency in a group of Canadian preschool Inuit children from Nunavik," Anemia, vol.
Serum soluble transferrin receptor had the strongest association with bone marrow iron deficiency.
Five of the women had serum ferritin of less than 15 mcg/L, and two of those had serum iron, transferrin, or soluble transferrin receptor concentration or transferrin saturation out of range, suggesting iron deficiency.
Lower maternal hemoglobin and higher soluble transferrin receptor predicted a higher number of failed M-CHAT items (P = .01 and P = .02, respectively).
In addition to conventional diagnostics (serum ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor, and soluble transferrin receptor/log serum ferritin) used to define iron deficiency in all children, a smaller group of children was tested for their ability to incorporate an orally administered stable natural isotope of iron (57Fe) into erythrocyte hemoglobin.

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