antagonist

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antagonist

1. any muscle that opposes the action of another
2. a drug that counteracts the effects of another drug

antagonist

[an′tag·ə‚nist]
(biochemistry)
A molecule that bears sufficient structural similarity to a second molecule to compete with that molecule for binding sites on a third molecule.
(pharmacology)
A drug or other chemical substance capable of reducing the physiological activity of another chemical substance; refers especially to a drug that opposes the action of a drug or other chemical substance on the nervous system by combining with and blocking the nerve receptor.
(physiology)
A muscle that contracts with, and limits the action of, another muscle, called an agonist, with which it is paired.
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The status quo will only further antagonise the general public and result in falling sales with a loss for all the deserving charities.
Their antics on the touchline not only distracted the players, they also, on occasion, served to antagonise members of the crowd.
Shocked by the racism, Kemp tries not to antagonise anybody.
As an Akita owner I am sick of the amount of times smaller dogs are permitted to run up to my dog and bark, growl and antagonise him just because he is on the lead at all times.
Sinn Fein's Eamonn McConvey claimed the decision was taken to antagonise nationalists in the mixed town.