agonist

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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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The second will outline findings in a preclinical pharmacology model that show that EVP-6124 acts as a co-agonist and sensitizes the alpha-7 receptor, enhancing cognition and memory and also increases the release of dopamine, acetylcholine and glutamate.
EVP-6124 has been shown to enhance synaptic transmission in the brain and act as a co-agonist in combination with Acetylcholine (ACh) to enhance cognition.