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How about non-target cells? I found several examples of that usage including: A book section titled: 9.3 How are steroid hormone target cells differentiated from non-target cells?1 Containing the following line: Thus, estrogen will stimulate mRNA and protein synthesis in a target cell, but not in a non-target cell. A book chapter titled: Target or non-...


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Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) acts in the intestine, brain, kidneys, lungs, heart, blood vessels, etc. (Cardiovasc Res) and its effects all lead to the same goal: to improve the delivery of blood, glucose and oxygen to the tissues, so it's not a problem if it acts on different tissues simultaneously. Specifically, VIP stimulates thirst, water retention ...


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