Meaning of receptor
Pronunciation: (ri-sep'tur), [key]
- an end organ or a group of end organs of sensory or afferent neurons, specialized to be sensitive to stimulating agents, as touch or heat.
- any of various specific protein molecules in surface membranes of cells and organelles to which complementary molecules, as hormones, neurotransmitters, antigens, or antibodies, may become bound.
- the panlike base of a stall shower.
- receptor (Thesaurus)