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agonist

[′ag·ə‚nist]
(biochemistry)
A chemical substance that can combine with a cell receptor and cause a reaction or create an active site.
(physiology)
A contracting muscle that is resisted or counteracted by another muscle, called an antagonist, with which it is paired.
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For those patients who need a short-acting beta agonist more than 2 days per week, 2 nights per month, or who need more than 2 canisters of short-acting beta agonist per year, a high-dose inhaled steroid should be added (Table 2).
The annoying effect of muscle tremor with beta agonists is due to stimulation of beta 2 receptors in skeletal muscle.
Non-Hispanic whites from both the primary and replication groups with this rare variant were more than twice as likely to experience uncontrolled, persistent symptoms during treatment with a long-acting beta agonist.
The THR beta agonist candidate and the DGAT1 program are natural fits for VIA, and build on the company's cardiovascular inflammation programs," said Lawrence K.
Viking") (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced a sponsored research collaboration focused on evaluating the company's novel thyroid beta agonists for the treatment of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD).
No manufacturers were named, but eleven Ractopamine-based drugs used in cattle, pigs and turkeys are the subject of a federal lawsuit recently filed by the Center for Food Safety claiming the Food and Drug Administration approved the beta agonist class of drugs without fully examining if "Ractopamine is safe for the environment, animals or people.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring major changes to the prescribing information for inhaled long-acting beta agonists as part of a risk management plan to address the ongoing safety issues associated with the products' use in children and adults with asthma, the agency said at a press briefing.
Before testing, the patient should refrain from use of short-acting beta agonists for 6 hours and leukotriene inhibitors, long-acting beta agonists, and cromolyn for 24 hours.
0--12], which is a measure of lung function, with STIOLTO RESPIMAT compared to a European formulation of a combination of long-acting beta agonist (LABA), salmeterol, and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), fluticasone propionate (50/500 og, 50/250 og).
AstraZeneca also owns the development rights in the US and Canada for LAS40464, the combination of a fixed dose of aclidinium with formoterol long acting beta agonist (LAMA/LABA) in a dry powder inhaler, which is approved in the EU under the brand name DuaklirA GenuairA.
According to the study, adding tiotropium bromide to low doses of inhaled corticosteroids is more effective at controlling asthma than doubling inhaled corticosteroids alone, and as effective as adding the long-acting beta agonist salmeterol.
These agents work well with beta agonists as well as on their own.