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(rē-sep'tŏr, tōr),
1. A structural protein molecule on the cell surface or within the cytoplasm that binds to a specific factor, such as a drug, hormone, antigen, or neurotransmitter.
2. Any one of the various sensory nerve endings in the skin, deep tissues, viscera, and special sense organs.
[L. receiver, fr. recipio, to receive]
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An older term for:
(1) Receptor; 
(2) Sense organ.
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(sep'tor) [L. receptor, receiver] Receptor (2).

chemical ceptor

A ceptor that detects chemical changes in the body.

contact ceptor

A ceptor that receives stimuli contributed by direct physical contact.

distance ceptor

A ceptor that perceives stimuli remote from the immediate environment.
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