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receptorre‧cep‧tor /rɪˈseptə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  a nerve ending which receives information about changes in light, heat etc and causes the body to react in particular ways
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receptorDrugs which interact with the other types of glutamate receptor are without effect.The solid outline encloses the area within which we measured each individual receptor.Binding sites for ET-1 and its receptor mRNA are found in the airways and pulmonary vasculature of various species including man.A phosphorylated receptor is an unhappy receptor.The possible therapeutic effect of a specific receptor antagonist in inflammatory bowel disease remains to be evaluated.There are at least two types of postsynaptic channels that open up when glutamate binds to their receptor molecules.This receptor corresponds to the cloned family GluR1-4 47.More messages make them more active, and more likely to add phosphate to receptor molecules.
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