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Addiction and neural ageing
Addiction and neural ageing

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receptor

A term with two very different meanings in neurobiology:

  1. A sensory neuron or that part of one which is responsible for sensing information in the environment (e.g. light receptors in the eye).
  2. Protein molecule embedded within a cell membrane which when occupied by a particular hormone, drug, or neurotransmitter initiates a change in cell function.

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