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Definition 1: an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for receptor in the sense of this definition

(receptor is a kind of ...) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

(... is a kind of receptor ) sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water

(... is a kind of receptor ) a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue

(... is a kind of receptor ) one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium

(... is a kind of receptor ) a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium

(... is a kind of receptor ) the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound

(... is a kind of receptor ) the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

(... is a kind of receptor ) the organ of sight

(... is a kind of receptor ) a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold

(... is a kind of receptor ) a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli

(... is a kind of receptor ) a sensory receptor that responds to pressure

(... is a kind of receptor ) a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles

(... is a kind of receptor ) any receptor that responds to stimuli outside the body

(... is a kind of receptor ) any receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body

(receptor is a part of ...) a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell

"the papillae of the tongue"

(... is part of receptor) the body's system of sense organs

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting body]

(receptor is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of receptor ) 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)

(... is a kind of receptor ) 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)

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