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Synonyms for receptor
rɪˈsɛp tərre·cep·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. receptornoun

    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

    Synonyms:
    sense organ, sensory receptor

    Antonyms:
    effector

  2. sense organ, sensory receptor, receptornoun

    an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

    Synonyms:
    sense organ, sensory receptor

    Antonyms:
    effector

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    a woman in love who is open to and desirous of sex.

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PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "receptor":

    receptors, receiver, receiving, receivers

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  1. Ripley Ballou:

    Viruses are pretty simple organisms and they all have antigens on their surface that are necessary to get them inside cells, everybody knows what the target for MERS is, it is the core spike protein, which is one of things that targets the cell receptor and allows it to get in. It's a single protein that can be used to induce an immune response.

  2. Sandhya Pruthi:

    I was most impressed by the significant reduction in the receptor negative breast cancer with adherence to the Mediterranean diet, this study is an important contribution to the efforts being studied to prevent (estrogen-receptor, progesterone-receptor)-negative breast cancer which is known to be more aggressive and higher risk of recurrence.

  3. Hugo Zeberg:

    The progesterone receptor is an example of how favorable genetic variants that were introduced into modern humans by mixing with Neandertals can have effects in people living today.

  4. Ning Feng:

    Taken together, these findings show that any abnormality in the way BDNF communicates with its receptor and its associated intracardiac signaling appears to unlock a cascade of chemical glitches that eventually leads to poor cardiac function.

  5. David Melzer:

    These include genes that interact with health behaviors, such as the nicotine receptor gene.

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