Antonyms of noun receptor

1 of 2 senses of receptor

Sense 2
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor -- (an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation)
       Antonym of effector (Sense 3)
      => effector -- (an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun receptor

2 senses of receptor

Sense 1
receptor -- (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)
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 2
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor -- (an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation)
       => organ -- (a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function)

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