Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Agonist

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_133

Definition

An agonist is an endogenous or exogenous substance that can interact with and activate a receptor, initiating a physiological or a pharmacological response characteristic of that receptor.

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