one that contends the reward in public areas games
- the principal character in a work of fiction
- some one associated with a contest or struggle (like in an agon)
- a muscle that contracts while another relaxes
- (biochemistry) a drug that can match a receptor on a cell to create a physiological response
- one that contends for the prize in public areas games.
A substance that functions like another substance and therefore stimulates an action. Agonist is the reverse of antagonist. Antagonists and agonists are foundational to players in chemistry regarding the human body plus in pharmacology.
1876, in writings on Greek drama, from Greek agonistes, virtually "combatant inside games" (see agony).
Any material that creates a specific result by attaching it self to the right receptor.
(letter.) One who contends the prize in public places games.