defective receptor


Hormone As Hungry Goat....

a: Defective receptor ~
b: a gate with a broken lock

What: "Let's pretend that the defective receptor is like a gate with a broken lock and the hormone is a goat. Without the gate to keep the hormone where it's supposed to be, it wanders around to neighbors' yards and eats all their grass. So certain people have "damaged lawns," all because of a faulty gate."

Writer: Ellen Kuwana
Date: May 14 2013 2:09 PM

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