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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 good news for those interested in participatory democratic theory, however, is that ideas from feminist theorizing on democracy, agonistic pluralism, and deliberative democracy can be used to address these weaknesses.
As agonistic behaviors between these two species are not consistent throughout our field sites, there may be ecological factors that influence the likelihood of aggressive behaviors when these in these wood warblers occur in sympatry.
BP-2, which displayed the highest agonistic activity among the molecules used in this study, occupies almost the same volume as [E.
Males in communal aquaria and in staged encounters displayed mutual opercular rotation, biting, charging, or a combination of these, usually accompanied by lateral or frontal display, or agonistic looping behavior, or some combination of these agonistic behaviors.
However, western mosquitofish exhibit aggressive behaviors towards other aquatic organisms, and interspecific agonistic interactions have been shown to negatively impact less aggressive fishes (Meffe et al.
frenatus, the only ways to determine the sex of an individual were to observe the gonopodium on the anterior portion of the anal fin, which was often difficult to see due to light conditions or viewing angle, or to observe the fish in a mating or agonistic interaction.
The lingering question that their insights frame is whether or not this mythic structure necessarily entails the difference-denying logic of scarcity that constructs agonistic identities.
When we jump into his agonistic campaign, he rewards us with thoughtful analysis.
Agonistic interaction (CI): Obvious agonistic behaviours with or without direct body touching.
Agonistic interactions comprised any other interactions that occurred, such as shielding (using the cheliped as a shield), fending off predators, poking, leaning backward, or leaning to the side (Jachowski, 1974).
Pervaiz Musharraf will announce All Pakistan Muslim League on October 1st he declared adding we are not scared of the agonistic propaganda".
Thymol was found to possess an agonistic effect on the alpha (1)-, alpha(2)-and beta-adrenergic receptors.