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agonist

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀγωνιστής (agōnistḗs, combatant, champion)

NounEdit

agonist (plural agonists)

  1. Someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon).
  2. The muscle that contracts while the other relaxes.
    "when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist"
  3. (biochemistry) A molecule that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction.
    "acetylcholine is an agonist at the a cholinergic receptor"

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