Definitions for: Receptor

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

See Also: alpha receptor, alpha-adrenergic receptor, alpha-adrenoceptor, anatomical structure, baroreceptor, beta receptor, beta-adrenergic receptor, beta-adrenoceptor, bodily structure, body structure, chemoreceptor, complex body part, ear, enteroceptor, exteroceptor, eye, inner ear, internal ear, interoceptor, labyrinth, lateral line, lateral line organ, oculus, optic, organ, organ of hearing, papilla, peeper, pineal eye, semicircular canal, sensory system, stretch receptor, structure, thermoreceptor, third eye

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