from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Struggle or contest for a prize, especially at the ancient Grecian games.
- noun The prize itself.
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- noun obsolete Contention for a prize; a contest.
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- noun Competitive
- noun biochemistry The relationship between an
agonistand a receptor
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Certainly this isn't always the case, but the tendency toward agonism and ad hominem attack in the responses of Eskelinen and others makes me worry that what begins as a distinction between different opinions can easily slip into counter-productive othering.
Well, OK, women can learn from men to take a certain amount of I sometimes call it agonism, you know, kind of ritual opposition talk, devil's advocate.
GABA-B receptor (GABA-BR) agonism (activation) has been validated as a potentially effective treatment in a number of indications including pain and overactive bladder (OAB).
ANAVEX 2-73 is the first of a new class of compounds that act through sigma-1 receptor agonism as well as muscarinic cholinergic effects and modulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress thought to trigger a series of intracellular effects which modify ion channel signaling at the mitochondrial level.
It's related to yohimbine, a compound which is often included in various fat loss formulas because of its ability to antagonize alpha 2-adrenoceptors, allowing lipolysis itself, while also allowing lipolysis to continue from beta adrenoceptor agonism as well (11,12).
ANAVEX 2-73 is the first of a new class of compounds which act through sigma-1 receptor agonism as well as muscarinic cholinergic effects and modulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress thought to trigger a series of intracellular effects which modify ion channel signaling at the mitochondrial level.
In fact, the agent was designed specifically to overcome deficiencies of available androgen-receptor antagonists, such as low binding affinity and partial agonism.
Validated and well-recognized, standard non-transgenic animal models were used to show statistically significant neuroprotective effects via both muscarinic cholinergic and sigma-1 receptor agonism effects.
Other approaches try to combine PPAR alpha, gamma and delta agonism in one molecule and to find the right balance.
Delta agonism may address these issues with a unique mechanism of action, unlike current industry efforts to reformulate existing opioid therapeutics to address abuse concerns.