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osmoreceptor in Medicine

osmoreceptor os·mo·re·cep·tor1 (ŏz'mō-rĭ-sěp'tər, ŏs'-)
n.
A receptor in the central nervous system that responds to changes in the osmotic pressure of the blood.

osmoreceptor 2
n.
A receptor that receives olfactory stimuli.

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