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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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(2) In particular, the introduction of SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and DPP-4 inhibitors over the past several years has produced an area of some clinical ambiguity, due to the lack of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing their efficacy.
The molecule developed by Enyo Pharma, EYP001 is an orally bioavailable 2nd generation non-bile acid FXR agonist. The pioneering Enyo founding team discovered that FXR agonists interfere with the interaction between FXR and HBx, a hepatitis B viral protein essential for the replication of the virus.
A few studies discussed the safety burden of long acting beta agonists in the treatment of asthma or COPD and one cohort study questioned their efficacy.
Biopharmaceutical company Peptide Logic reported on Wednesday the receipt of a USD2.9m Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant to develop peripherally-restricted and long-acting kappa-opioid receptor (LA-KOR) agonists for moderate-to-severe pain.
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The next day, C-type lectin receptor agonists were added to the wells to a final concentration of 20 [micro]g/mL, 4 [micro]g/mL, and 1 [micro]g/mL.
There is high-quality evidence that replacing hCG by GnRH agonists and moderate-quality evidence that antagonist protocols, dopamine agonists and mild stimulation reduce the occurrence of OHSS.
The cells were washed, and the medium was changed to DMEM without serum 30 min before the treatment with the TLR agonists.
MedImmune, the global biologies R&D arm of AstraZeneca, and 3M Drug Delivery Systems, have entered research collaboration to develop next generation toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists that activate innate immune cells and enhance the visibility of cancer tumors.
Among these 362 patients, 136 patients were recent-onset cases and did not receive any anti-PD treatment before blood drawing ( de novo ); 83 patients were administrated with L-dopa, 38 patients received D2/D3 agonists (piribedil or pramipexole), 105 patients took both L-dopa and DA agonists.
Dopamine receptor agonists are suspected to have caused serious impulse control disorders in at least 710 cases reported to the Food and Drug Administration's adverse drug events database during a 10-year period.
The Study: The readmission rate of 31,658 children two-to-eighteen years old hospitalized for asthma between 2005-2007 were stratified based on the refill rate of the three medicines the children were prescribed: beta agonists, oral steroids and inhaled steroids.
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