OSMORECEPTOR By N., Sam M.S. - 1 noun. a hypothetical receptor within the hypothalamus which reacts to alterations in the concentrations of many compounds in the body OSMORECEPTOR: "The osmoreceptor is not an actual, physical entity." Related Psychology Terms EMOTION (Theories) HUNGER DRIVE Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population DETECTION THEORY ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) HOMEOSTASIS PITUITARY GLAND Terms of Service LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) DESCARTES, RENE (1596-1650) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OSMORECEPTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/osmoreceptor/ (accessed December 8, 2022).