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agonist meaning and definition

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Definition of agonist (noun)

  1. the principal character in a work of fiction
  2. someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)
  3. a muscle that contracts while another relaxes
    • "when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist"
  4. (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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