agonist meaning

  • An agonist is a chemical that binds to a receptor and activates the receptor to produce a biological
  • NounPLagonistsSUF-ist
    1. Someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon).
      1. The muscle that contracts while the other relaxes.
        1. When bending the elbow, the biceps is the agonist.
      2. (biochemistry) A molecule that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction.
        1. Acetylcholine is an agonist at the a cholinergic receptor.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • It is thought that amitraz is a potential agonist of the octopaminergic system located in the tick synganglion.
        • It has been reported that the hypo- triglyceridemic action of PPARĪ± agonists results (at least in part) from induction of the expression and activity of LPL [24 ,28 ].
        • While raloxifene and tamoxifen have no estrogen agonist effect on the vagina, lasofoxifene and ospemifene show a positive impact on vaginal tissue in postmenopausal women.

    Meaning of agonist for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "agonist" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Definiteness: Level 1
      Definite    ➨     Versatile
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