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Definition of the noun Agonism

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  1. Competitive struggle (especially political)
  2. [biochemistry] The relationship between an agonist and a receptor


Agonism is a political theory that emphasizes the potentially positive aspects of certain forms of political conflict. It accepts a permanent place for such conflict, but seeks to show how we might accept and channel this positively. For this reason, agonists are especially concerned with debates about democracy. The tradition is also referred to as agonistic pluralism.

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Google previewMuscarinic Receptors in Airways Diseases (2013)

by Johan Zaagsma, Herman Meurs, Ad F. Roffel

by direct or indirect muscarinic agonism is a therapeutic opportunity in dementia. The limited range of indications so far may be explained by the difficulty of selectively influencing an ...

Google previewLaw and Agonistic Politics (2013)

by Dr Andrew Schaap

According to this approach, conflict is inherent to politics and agonism refers to the means by which dispute is legitimized and regularized between adversaries rather than necessarily generating the exclusion of antagonists ...

Google previewCities, War, and Terrorism (2008)

Towards an Urban Geopolitics by Stephen Graham

For Connolly, agonism refers to the manner in which existence is a network of relations between identity and difference. Identities never exist in isolation from a constitutive otherness, or alterity, against which identity is defined. Self, according ...

Google previewDemocracy and its Elected Enemies (2013)

American Political Capture and Economic Decline by Steven Rosefielde, Daniel Quinn Mills

The 33 Agonism is a political theory based on the insight that many elements ...

Google previewHonor: A Phenomenology (2012)

by Robert L. Oprisko

Agonism is a process that redefines conceptions about how struggle can be seen .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Theory (2010)

by Mark Bevir

Agonism emphasizes the importance of conflict to politics. This can take a descriptive form, in which conflict is argued to be a necessary feature of all political systems, or a normative form, in which conflict is held to have some special value ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Agonism Neuro-lnhibition Flaccid paralysis, no movement Organophosphate Acetylcholinesterase Enzyme Enzyme Inhibition Neuro-Excitation Rigid paralysis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Schizophrenia (2014)

Focus on Management Options by W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Ian P. Stolerman

All currently available antipsychotic medications target dopamine D2 re‐ ceptors, but one example of new multitarget strategies is the utility of combined dopamine D2-like receptor antagonism and serotonin 5-HT1A receptor agonism (Jones ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

agonism /ag-ŏ-niz-ăm/ See agonistic behavior. agonist A substance, such as a drug or hormone, that binds to a cell's receptors and elicits a response. agonistic behavior (agonism) A type of animal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three-Volume Set, 1- 3 (2010)

Strange, Antipsychotic drug action: Antagonism, inverse agonism or partial agonism, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science ... (1874)

by Robley Dunglison

Agonism'a, gen. Agonism'atis, Agony. Agonism'us, Agony. Agonistica, (aywv, 'a combat.'). The part of ancient gymnastics, which had reference to the combats of the Athletae. Also, very cold water, given internally to calm febrile heat.

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Agonism, ft. Contention for a prise. Agonist, n. One who contends for the prize in public 14 THE PEOPLE S DICTIONARY.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

This is consistent with studies demonstrating that analgesia results from a-2 receptor agonism, and thus agents that...

Google previewWalker Remodelled. A New Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1836)

by Benjamin Humphrey Smart

AGONISM, äg'-5-nizm, 158; s. Contention for a ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

AGONISM, ag'onizm. s. Contention for a prize. AGONISTES, ag-oonisl-tEZ. s. A prize-lighter, one that contends at a publick solemnity sor a pnze. _ To AGONIZE, ig'Jd-nize. v. n. To be in'exceffive pain. AGONY, figl-o-nit. s." The pangs of death; ...

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