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1. Receptor
* A specialized sensory nerve structure that responds to certain types of stimuli * a site on a cell (often on a membrane) that can combine with a specific type of molecule to alter the cell's function.

2. Receptor agonist
A substance that mimics a specific neurotransmitter , is able to attach to that neurotransmitter's receptor, and thereby produces the same action that the neurotransmitter usually produces. Drugs are often designed as receptor agonists to treat a variety of diseases and disorders when the original chemical substance is missing or depleted.

3. Receptor
Protein on or protruding from the cell surface to which select chemicals can bind. The opiate receptor in brain cells allows both the natural chemical as well as foreign (opiate) chemicals to bind.

4. Receptors
Receptors are structures which are specific for some molecules such that the adherence of such molecules to the receptors will effect biologic activity. Examples of receptors are: alpha and beta receptors on the blood vessels; the beta-1 receptor of the heart; the histamine receptor on mast cells.

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