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a guh nist

  • n  the principal character in a work of fiction
  • n  someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)
  • n  a muscle that contracts while another relaxes
    when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist
  • n  (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction

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  • A Mayo Clinic study found that in rare cases, treatment with a so-called dopamine agonist led 11 patients to develop compulsive-gambling habits (two reported losses over $60,000).
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  • Edwin Ernest Salpeter in
    In total, there are about 5,000 deaths a year due to asthma, whether or not a person is taking a long-acting beta-agonist,said Edwin Salpeter, the JG White Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus at Cornell, who led the...

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