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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8,9) Daily or weekly administration of a GLP-1 receptor agonist combined with basal insulin can offer a more convenient alternative to mealtime boluses of insulin.
Key clinical point: Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes are more likely to hit glycemic targets if their add-on therapy is a GLP-1 receptor agonist.
Researchers shed light on how GLP-1 receptor agonists alter the brain's response to food, possibly reducing cravings and increasing satisfaction while eating.
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A 26-week, multi-center, multinational, open-label, 2-arm parallel, randomized, treat-to-target trial in insulin naive subjects with T2DM inadequately controlled on a maximum tolerated dose or maximum dose according to local label of GLP-1 receptor agonist and metformin.
According to Type 2 Diabetes in South Korea, market growth will be fueled by the increasing use of DPP-IV inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists and insulin analogues as well as the introduction of the novel SGLT-2 inhibitor drug class.
The company added that the 15-member panel of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly voted 12 to 2 (1 panelist did not vote) to approve the fixed-ratio combination of basal insulin glargine 100 Units/ml and GLP-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide.
When coupled with healthy eating habits and regular physical activity, many people lose weight when taking a GLP-1 receptor agonist.
Zolpidem is a nonbenzodiazepine receptor agonist that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1992 for treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty initiating sleep.
TRK-820 is a selective kappa opioid receptor agonist with a novel mechanism of action which differs from that for conventional drugs such as antihistamine, and it is expected that the compound will be effective for treating itching that is resistant to existing therapeutics.
Many drugs are commonly used off-label for insomnia, but the benzodiazepine receptor agonists and the newly approved melatonin receptor agonist ramelteon (Rozerem) are the only medications with Food and Drug Administration approval for this indication.
Buysse's first-line pharmacotherapy, used in combination with behavioral measures, is a short-acting benzodiazepine receptor agonist.

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