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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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Ong, 32-36 for his celebration of the positive role agonism has played in cultural achievement, and 170 for his thoughts on agonism's importance to theological development.
Her Agonism challenges therefore the New Left for its alleged positivism and wariness in acknowledging the construction, not pre-constitution, of political identities.
If an oblique figuration of agonism marks Portabella's more experimental films, this principle surfaces more directly in his documentaries, which are characterized by a palpable affinity for situations of debate and disagreement.
2A] agonism promotes prolactin synthesis (Liester and Prickett, 2012), it is fair to assume that this happens by dopamine inhibition.
Aripiprazole is a unique antipsychotic drug because it causes a partial agonism at the dopamine D2 receptor (10).
It was not true, he continued, "that the materialism of to-day" had "killed the spirit," but had, on the contrary, through the agonism it provoked, "lighted up new longings" and enabled the creation of works that were "worthy of our epoch" (Paint 113).
The question remains as to whether the networked publics constituted on the Mayor's Diary are to be viewed as examples of antagonism or of agonism.
Through reflexivity, agonism, and the realization of the imperfection of all humans, the comic frame compels us to magnanimity, patience, and humility in our dealings with the other.
It acts as a starting point for future empirical work and concludes by reflecting on the relationship between tolerance, dialogue, and forms of agonism in order to identify the basis for a more pragmatic politics of difference.
Hamity MV, White SR, Hammond DL (2010) Effects of neurokinin-1 receptor agonism and antagonism in the rostral ventromedial medulla of rats with acute or persistent inflammatory nociception.