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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀγωνιστής (agōnistḗs, combatant, champion).

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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 is 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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