NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,300 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- hormone receptor
- listen (HOR-mone reh-SEP-ter)
- A cell protein that binds a specific hormone. The hormone receptor may be on the surface of the cell or inside the cell. Many changes take place in a cell after a hormone binds to its receptor.