agonist muscle


agonist muscle
agonist muscle n AGONIST (1)

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  • Agonist (muscle) — Agonist is a classification used to describe a muscle that causes specific movement or possibly several movements to occur through the process of its own contraction. This is typically a term designated for skeletal muscles. Agonists are also… …   Wikipedia

  • Agonist (disambiguation) — Agonist may refer to: *An advocate of the political theory of agonism (or agonistic pluralism ). *Agonist, a substance that binds to a receptor to induce a biochemical response **Inverse agonist, a substance that induces the opposite effect of an …   Wikipedia

  • Agonist — A drug that binds to a receptor of a cell and triggers a response by the cell. An agonist often mimics the action of a naturally occurring substance. An agonist produces an action. It is the opposite of an antagonist which acts against and blocks …   Medical dictionary

  • Muscle energy technique — is a type of osteopathic manipulative treatment used in osteopathic medicine and physical therapy [1]. It is a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely… …   Wikipedia

  • Muscle — is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart… …   Medical dictionary

  • Muscle Energy Technique — is used in osteopathic medicine and physical therapy [ [http://www.ptadvantage.com/muscle energy techniques/index.htm Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy ] , Accessed April 28, 2008.] to treat somatic dysfunction presenting as loss of range of… …   Wikipedia

  • agonist — [ag′ə nist΄] n. [back form. < ANTAGONIST] 1. one who takes part in a struggle, as a main character in a drama 2. a muscle whose action on a joint or orifice is opposed by the action of another muscle, the antagonist …   English World dictionary

  • Muscle relaxant — This article refers to skeletal muscle relaxants. For information on smooth muscle relaxants, see Antispasmodic. A muscle relaxant is a drug which affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone. It may be used to alleviate… …   Wikipedia

  • agonist — /ˈægənəst/ (say aguhnuhst) noun 1. Physiology an actively contracting muscle considered in relation to its opposing muscle (the antagonist). 2. Pharmacology a chemical that binds to a receptor of a cell and triggers a response by that cell, often …   Australian English dictionary

  • agonist — noun 1. the principal character in a work of fiction • Syn: ↑protagonist • Derivationally related forms: ↑agony • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑fictitious character, ↑character …   Useful english dictionary