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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Receptor hormonal

Hormone receptor (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.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.