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re·cep·tor site

the point of attachment to cell membranes for viruses, hormones, or other activators.

receptor site

Etymology: L, recipere, to receive, situs
a location on a cell surface where certain molecules, such as enzymes, neurotransmitters, or viruses, attach to interact with cellular components.

receptor site

The particular component of a cell surface that has the ability to react with certain molecules, e.g., proteins or a virus.
See also: site

receptor site

a point or structure in a cell at which combination with a drug or other agent results in a specific change in cell function.
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55) The adiol and compounds that have an affinity to the adiol receptor site (ER-b) provides cellular immunity and protection from cancer stem cells in men, women, children, and the fetus.
Fields explained that naltrexone, which prevents binding at opioid receptor sites, is not widely accepted as a treatment for alcohol dependence -- "not because it isn't effective at reducing drinking, but because some people stop taking it because they don't like the way it makes them feel," he said.
We routinely obtain in-office urine drug screens before induction to determine whether the patient has taken methadone or OxyContin, because even if withdrawal is present, these drugs remain on the receptor sites, and starting buprenorphine could make patients' symptoms worse.
Combining antiemetics that act on different receptor sites may result in improved efficacy, so instead of increasing the dose of 25 mg of Phenergan (promethazine) or 8 mg of ondansetron, for example, another antiemetic agent that works on different emetic receptors can be added to improve efficacy, Dr.
These plant sterols act to block off special receptor sites, preventing cholesterol from getting into the bloodstream.
These sterols block off receptor sites in the body, thus preventing cholesterol entering the blood stream.
These sterols block special receptor sites, preventing cholesterol from getting into the bloodstream.
T487 acts by inhibiting the binding of specific chemokines to receptor sites on the surface of inflammatory cells known as lymphocytes.
She hopes her research will help entomologists develop new repellents to block receptor sites on midges' antennae and so stop people being bitten
Powerful medications have been discovered that ameliorate specific psychopathological symptoms, many of them by blocking or stimulating a host of specific brain receptor sites.
Humans have about five million scent receptor sites in their nose compared to a whitetail deer that has several hundred million.
Modifying the surface energy of the plastic to create receptor sites to which an adhesive can bond is a way to overcome the problem.

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