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agonist
Substance which binds to cell receptors normally responding to naturally occurring substances and which produces a response of its own.
See also: antagonist
Source:
PAC, 1993, 65, 2003 (Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2011
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Cite as: IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, Electronic version, http://goldbook.iupac.org/A00186.html.
Transformed and rewritten from PDF version (entry http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/A00186.pdf)
by: Miloslav Nic, Jiri Jirat, Bedrich Kosata, ICT Prague, Czech Republic
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