HyperDic: receptor

English > 2 senses of the word receptor:
NOUNbodyreceptora cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
bodyreceptor, sense organ, sensory receptoran organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
receptor > pronunciation
Soundsriyseh'pter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > receptor: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response.
Narroweralpha receptor, alpha-adrenergic receptor, alpha-adrenoceptorreceptors 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-adrenoceptorreceptors 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)
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishreceptor
English > receptor: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAn organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation.
Synonymssense organ, sensory receptor
Part ofsensory systemThe body's system of sense organs
PartspapillaA small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell
NarrowerbaroreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to pressure
chemoreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
earThe sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
exteroceptorAny receptor that responds to stimuli outside the body
eye, oculus, opticThe organ of sight
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinthA complex system of interconnecting cavities
interoceptor, enteroceptorAny receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body
lateral line, lateral line organsense organs of fish and amphibians
organ of hearingThe part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
semicircular canalOne of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another
stretch receptorA receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
thermoreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
third eye, pineal eyeA sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
BroaderorganA fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
OppositeeffectorAn organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
Spanishórgano sensorial, receptor, receptor sensorial
Catalanòrgan sensorial, receptor, receptor sensitiu
Verbsreceiveregister (perceptual input)

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