TITLE

osmoreceptor

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1539
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "osmoreceptor" is presented. It refers to a receptor in the hypothalamus that is sensitive to the osmotic pressure of the serum. It also refers to a receptor in the brain that is sensitive to olfactory stimuli. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21238754

 

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