Molecular structure in or on a cell that specifically recognizes and
binds to a compound and acts as a physiological signal transducer
mediator of, an effect.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1033
(Glossary of terms used in toxicokinetics (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 1067
This definition replaces an earlier definition of receptor
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