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Receptor   /risˈɛptər/   Listen
Receptor

noun
1.
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.
2.
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.



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