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[Gr. agōn, contest, struggle + -ist]
1. The muscle that directly produces a specific action. When bending the elbow, the distal biceps brachii tendon is the agonist and the triceps muscle the antagonist. SYN: SEE: agonist muscle 2. In pharmacology, a drug that binds to the receptor and stimulates its function.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Agonist." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist.
Agonist. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Agonist. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist
Agonist [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist.
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