Definition of Agonist in English :

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Agonist meaning in English

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Agonist

see synonyms of agonist

Noun

1. agonist, protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

2. agonist

someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)

3. agonist

a muscle that contracts while another relaxes

Example Sentences:
'when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist'

4. agonist

(biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Agonist

see synonyms of agonist
noun
1. 
any muscle that is opposed in action by another muscle
Compare antagonist (sense 2)
2. 
a competitor, as in an agon

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Agonist

see synonyms of agonist
noun
1. 
one who takes part in a struggle, as a main character in a drama
2. 
a muscle whose action on a joint or orifice is opposed by the action of another muscle, the antagonist

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Agonist

see synonyms of agonist
n.
1. Physiology A contracting muscle that is resisted or counteracted by another muscle, the antagonist.
2. A substance that can combine with a receptor on a cell to initiate signal transduction.
3. One involved in a struggle or competition.

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