NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,209 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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receptor
(reh-SEP-ter)
A molecule inside or on the surface of a cell that binds to a specific substance and causes a specific effect in the cell.