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Definition of the noun agonist

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noun - plural: agonists

  1. the principal character in a work of fiction
  2. someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • antonym: antagonist
    • more generic word: contestant = a person who participates in competitions
  3. a muscle that contracts while another relaxes
    • example: when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic term: antagonistic muscle = a muscle that opposes the action of another
  4. (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction
    • domain: biochemistry
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: drug = a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

Specialised definition of the noun agonist

Glossary of sports

a muscle whose action is balanced by mat of another associated muscle; a hormone, neurotransmitter or drug that triggers a response by binding to specific cell receptors (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Agonist" is a musical album of Latitudes.

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Agonist: An agent that has affinity for a receptor and intrinsic activity at that receptor.

Phrases with Agonist

  1. adrenergic agonist eyedrop
  2. Co-Agonist

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agonist

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Google previewPain: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)

agonist is a fusion protein (fusion product) comprising a monoclonal TGF-.beta. neutralizing antibody and a molecule that specifically targets sensory neurons such as a monoclonal antibody against ...

Google previewSepsis: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)

receptor agonist is a Mas receptor agonist.

the peptidic agonist is an Ang-(1-7) peptide comprising an amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1 or is a derivative or ...

Google previewFoundations of Speech Act Theory (2002)

Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives by S.L. Tsohatzidis

fashion, the Agonist is the addressee and the Antagonist...

Google previewInternational Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 2 Volume Set (2015)

by R. A. DeFronzo, E. Ferrannini, Paul Zimmet, George Alberti

agonist is a first-in-class agent that is FDA approved for the treatment of T2DM. Bromocriptine has a unique mechanism of action that is unlike any other medication currently available for the ...

Google previewMCQs in Intensive Care Medicine (2009)

by Steve Benington,, Peter Nightingale,, Maire Shelly,

A partial agonist is a drug which has less than 100% intrinsic activity; even if it has high affinity for the receptor in question it cannot achieve maximal response regardless of dose. C might represent such a drug, but might also represent ...

Google previewClinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing (2010)

by Sharon L. Lewis, Linda Bucher, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Shannon Ruff Dirksen

Combining an androgen receptor blocker with an LH-RH agonist is an often used treatment, which results in combined androgen blockade. □ Estrogen has been used as a form of androgen deprivation therapy but is declining in popularity ...

Google previewHandbook of ICU Therapy (2014)

by John Fuller, Jeff Granton, Ian McConachie

An agonist is any agent that either directly or indirectly stimulates a particular adrenoreceptor, thereby eliciting a pharmacologic response. An antagonist may occupy its target receptor, however does not elicit a response.

Google previewHandbook of Essential Psychopharmacology (2007)

by Ronald W. Pies

An agonist is a ligand that enhances some intrinsic activity of the receptor by facilitating, or substituting for the normal role of a particular endogenous ligand. For example, benzodiazepines act as agonists at the benzodiazepine receptor, ...

Google previewGuyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, (2016)

Medicine, Human anatomy by CTI Reviews

Agonist is a classification used to describe a muscle that causes specific movement or possibly several movements to occur through the process of its own contraction. This is typically a term designated for skeletal muscles. Agonists are also ...

Google previewPediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - E-Book (2014)

by Jean W. Solomon, Jane Clifford O'Brien

The agonist is the prime mover muscle that shortens, producing movement at a joint. The antagonist is the muscle that lengthens to allow movement at a joint ( Figure 11-6). An example of a minor disorder of the muscular system is a sprain.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

Agonist Synonyms Receptor activator Definition A substance that binds to a receptor and alters the receptor state, resulting in a biological response. The response mimics the effect of the endogenous activator of the receptor. A compound can ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

agmatone Decarboxylated arginine; an endogenous agonist at imidazoline receptors that may act as a new neurotransmitter (Li G, et al. Agmatone: an endogenous clonidine-displacing substance in the brain. Science 1994 ...

Google previewThe Globe dictionary of the English language (1873)

by English language

AGONIST. Affray, (af-fraO n. [F. ejfrayet.] The fighting in a public place ; — a tumultuous assault. Affreight, (al-fritf) v. t. [F. affrtter, to hire.] To hire a ship, for the transportation of goods. Affright, (af-frif) v.t. [A.-S. afyrktan.} To impress with sudden ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

adrenergic agonist; adrenergic stimulating agent. See alpha-adrenergic agonist; mydriatic. symptom See sign. synapse The place where a nerve impulse is transmitted from one neuron to another. This transmission is usually mediated by ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language (1847)

by Robert Joseph Sullivan

Agonistic, Agonist'ieal, a. relating to prizefighting, or athletic contests. Agonize, v. to be in extremo pain. Agoni'zingly, ad.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

aetiology afferent agar agate age change ageusia agglutination aggressive periodontitis aglossia agnathia agomphious agonist agranulocytosis AIDS air abrasion air block air embolism air syringe air turbine handpiece airway airway ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2O1N1I1S1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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