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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Chronic administration of an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist desensitizes rats to the anesthetic effects of dexmedetomidine.
The authors also offer recommendations for safe practice in obstetrics in light of the teratogenic risk posed by beta 2 adrenergic agonists.
Metaproterenol (Alupent Inhalation Aerosol[R]) is another selective beta-2 adrenergic agonist bronchodilator.
The mechanism by which [alpha]-2 adrenergic agonists prolong the motor and sensory block of local anaesthetics maybe an additive or synergistic effect secondary to the different mechanisms of action of local anaesthetics.
Dexmedetomidine is a selective alpha 2 adrenergic agonist with analgesic and sedative properties.
An adrenergic agonist also may be a useful add-on medication to treat comorbid tics and residual impulsivity, hyperactivity, or aggression, Dr.
Reduction in halothane anesthetic requirement by clonidine: An a adrenergic agonist.
Dexmedetomidine is highly selective alpha2 adrenergic agonist than partial [alpha]2 adrenergic agonist clonidine (ratios of [alpha]2:[alpha]1 activity, 1620:1 for dexmedetomidine, 220:1 for clonidine).
Therefore, the present study is an attempt to explore the usefulness and compare this newer alpha-2 adrenergic agonist Dexmedetomidine as a neuraxial adjuvant with Fentanyl.
2] adrenergic agonist use, and the initial type of index event.