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Synonyms for agonist

the principal character in a work of fiction


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

a muscle that contracts while another relaxes

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

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Agonism within coveys was infrequent, and covey behavior appeared well coordinated and harmonious.
It must be said that Acampora's discussion here sometimes ranges far from the theme of agonism, focusing more on issues arising from the debate over Nietzsche's naturalism, but it is not without interest.
The transfer of brood and individuals among nests and lack of agonism among individuals from these nests suggest C.
This is a nonspecific space where nothing exists other than agonism.
Among their perspectives are whether it makes sense to speak about deconstructing the subject, towards a reconstructive critique of historical reason, deconstructing and reconstructing artists with PhDs, a methodological comparison between a mythocentric approach and a deconstructive reading in interpreting rewritings, Chantel Mouffe as a case study of the rise of political agonism and its relation to deconstruction, and daydreaming as Derrida's contribution to the theory of law.
Agonism of postsynaptic 5HT2A receptors by serotonin on dopamine neurons has a direct inhibitory action on the release of dopamine.
Data from those individuals that were observed but that could not be sexed were excluded from analyses of behavior related to courtship or agonism.
In agonism, lies the spirit of the democratic way of life.
Orgasm can act on migraine headache by endogenous opioid secretion and opioid receptor agonism occurring in initial migraine generator phase.
Changes in the circulating profile of adiponectin, the established biomarker of PPAR agonism, seen in this study suggests that DB959Na will be pharmacologically active in patients with type 2 diabetes within the well tolerated dose range utilized in this study.
The TZD drugs, they said, also block a process called phosphorylation, by a molecule known as Cdk5 that modifies PPAR-gamma in a manner that is entirely separate from agonism.
Tapentadol, which exerts both [mu]-opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition, is an example of a dual-action analgesic.
It is the first antidepressant exhibiting both the classical serotonin reuptake mechanism and a novel partial agonism of serotonergic receptors.
of continuous GLP-1 agonism in a monthly dose," said Christian
Tully's philosophy is agonistic, to be sure, but his ideal of agonism is one of respectful intellectual combat, rather than of all-out war.