Associations to the word «Agonist»

Wiktionary

AGONIST, noun. Someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon).
AGONIST, noun. The muscle that contracts while the other relaxes.
AGONIST, noun. (biochemistry) A molecule that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction.

Dictionary definition

AGONIST, noun. The principal character in a work of fiction.
AGONIST, noun. Someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon).
AGONIST, noun. A muscle that contracts while another relaxes; "when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist".
AGONIST, noun. (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction.

Wise words

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