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Naloxone stops heroin and other drugs from reaching opioid receptors in the brain, prolonging life until emergency squads arrive.
Certainly genes are not the determinants: Children with XY chromosomes who lack receptors for testosterone and thus have feminized anatomy — and are in turn socialized as women — all tend to identify as women, despite that Y chromosome.
But this effort has failed, because the sialic acid receptor only binds weakly.
Synthetic cannabinoids include hundreds of different drugs, all of which act upon the same brain cell receptors as the main active ingredient in marijuana.
The insulin binds to specialized receptors, found on the surfaces of muscle, fat, and liver cells, telling them to absorb glucose from the blood.
All nerve agent victims are given atropine, which blocks muscarinic acetylcholine receptors.
The reason for this is that many breast cancers are estrogen responsive, and therefore, increased circulating estrogen may increase the risk of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
The receptor, called RAR-Related Orphan Receptor Gamma, is involved in the immune response.
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RECEPTOR Defined for English Language Learners
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biology : a nerve ending that senses changes in light, temperature, pressure, etc., and causes the body to react in a particular way
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