opiate receptor


Any of various cell membrane receptors that can bind with morphine and other opiates; concentrations of such receptors are especially high in regions of the brain having pain-related functions.

Nearby words

  1. ophthalmoscopy,
  2. ophthalmovascular,
  3. ophüls,
  4. ophüls, max,
  5. opiate,
  6. opiatic,
  7. opine,
  8. opiniated,
  9. opinicus,
  10. opinion

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