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Receptors 

Receptors
Chapter:
Receptors
Author(s):

Leslie L. Iversen

, Susan D. Iversen

, Floyd E. Bloom

, and Robert H. Roth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195380538.003.0082
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date: 20 April 2019

Chemical signaling is the main mechanism by which biological function is controlled at all levels, from the single cell to the whole organism. Chemical recognition is the function of receptors, which, in addition to recognizing endogenous chemical signals, are the target of many important experimental and therapeutic drugs.

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