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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.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Agonist." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist.
Agonist. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist. Accessed June 9, 2023.
Agonist. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist
Agonist [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 09]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730340/all/agonist.
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