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  • noun Plural form of agonist.

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Examples

  • In Western anatomy, balancing muscle groups are called agonists and antagonists.

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • In Western anatomy, balancing muscle groups are called agonists and antagonists.

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • Treatment with LH-RH agonists is as effective as orchiectomy and offers the advantage of avoiding castration.

    Andrew V. Schally - Autobiography

  • The "signaling" cell secretes nanoparticles known as agonists that prompt the second "target" microcapsule to emit nanoparticles known as antagonists.

    innovations-report

  • In summary, these data demonstrate that the marked suppression of XII MN inspiratory discharge by μ-opiate receptor agonists, which is primarily attributed to their actions at the level of the preBötC or premotor networks

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  • More recently, a 2008 US National Academies report entitled Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies, similarly argued that in cases in which 'agonists' of a particular system have been found to enhance some cognitive trait, an 'antagonist' might be developed that could reduce it and vice versa.

    Boing Boing

  • It is the author's aim and mission to place completely before his audience the souls of the "agonists" laying bare the complications of motive, and throwing into relief the delicate shades of motive that sway them.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • It is the author's aim and mission to place completely before his audience the souls of the "agonists" laying bare the complications of motive, and throwing into relief the delicate shades of motive that sway them.

    Serge Panine — Complete

  • Antagonists abruptly unplug opiate "agonists" such as heroin from their receptors.

    Chicago Reader

  • But the drugs, called long acting beta agonists, or LABAs, are so lucrative -- Advair was the fourth best selling drug in the U.S. last year, making almost $5 billion -- they are marketed despite their estimated U.S. death toll of 4,000 a year.

    Martha Rosenberg: Are You Taking These Asthma Drugs?

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