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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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If patients have not responded to dopamine agonists or prefer to avoid this class of medications, gabapentin enacarbil is likely a good option.
Safinamide is an alpha-aminoamide that is currently being developed as an add-on therapy to dopamine agonists or to levodopa in patients with early or mid- to late-stage Parkinson's disease (PD).
Furthermore, treatment with dopamine agonist would not have been prescribed for over 2 years in an attempt to promote fertility, and an alternate cause of the symptomatology would have been investigated and appropriate treatment prescribed at an earlier time.
The development and resolution of impulse control disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease appears to be largely reliant on gender, daily dose of dopamine agonists, and the presence of depressive symptoms, according to the findings of a prospective investigation.
Mark Robson, 56, became obsessed with gambling after taking the dopamine agonist drug to control the symptoms of Parkinson's.
This clinical program is designed to investigate safinamide as an add-on therapy to dopamine agonist therapy in patients with early Parkinson's disease and as an add-on to levodopa therapy in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.
Exposure to a dopamine agonist, or dopamine-agonist withdrawal, within the past 72 hours.
Apomorphine (Apokyn) is a dopamine agonist available in injectible form for acute "off" episodes in advanced PD.
Topics include the role pituitary tropic status has in tumor development, the estrous cycle as an instigator of anterior pituitary cell renewal, bone morphogenetic Protein-4 control of pituitary pathophysiology, and an animal model of prolactinoma, estrogen-treated animals to use in studies, the question of whether dopamine agonist treatment should be life-long, pituitary differentiation and regulation and the implications in hormone research, the regulation of growth hormone sensitivity by sex steroid, gene therapy in the neuroendocrine system, expression of somatostatin receptor subtypes and treatment outcomes, and new aspects in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing Disease.
This tumor has a very, very high chance of responding to dopamine agonist therapy," said Dr.
To demonstrate how dopamine contributes to the physical effects of going cold turkey, Harris and Aston-Jones gave a dopamine agonist, a compound that mimics dopamine's action, to rats addicted to morphine.
Claims data analysis also indicates that patients more frequently added Azilect to a dopamine agonist than switched from a dopamine agonist to Azilect.