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1. A receptor in the central nervous system (probably the hypothalamus) that responds to changes in the osmotic pressure of the blood.

Origin: G. Osmos, impulsion

2. A receptor that receives olfactory stimuli.

Origin: G. Osme, smell

Synonyms: osmoceptor.

(05 Mar 2000)

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