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  Antagonist medication



Antagonist medication

    A chemical entity that is not naturally occuring within the body which occupies a receptor, produces no physiologic effects, and prevents endogenous and exogenous chemicals from producing an effect on that receptor.

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Receptor
A molecule that recognizes a unique hormone. Once that hormone is bound to the receptor, the information carried by the hormone can now exert its biological action.

Endogenous
Produced from within.

Exogenous
Produced from without.



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Antabuse
A trade name for disulfuram, effective in the treatment of alcoholism as it produces aversive symptoms when combined with alcohol.

Antacids
Medicines that balance acids and gas in the stomach.

Antagon
Antagon or Ganirelix is used to inhibit premature ovulation in women undergoing fertility procedures. This medicine prevents premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surges in women undergoing the fertility procedure of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. LH is involved in ovulation, which is the development of eggs in the ovaries. Ganirelix may help reduce the need for follicle-stimulating hormone, which is also involved in ovulation.

Antagonate
Antagonate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chlorpheniramine maleate.

Antagonist
"In biochemistry, an antagonist acts against and blocks an action. For example, insulin lowers the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood, whereas another hormone called glucagon raises it; therefore, insulin and glucagon are antagonists. An antagonist is the opposite of an agonist which stimulates an action. Antagonists and agonists are key players in pharmacology and in the chemistry of the human body."

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Antalgic gait
Gait in which patient reduces weight-bearing on painful joint or limb. (Pain-avoiding gait).

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Antara (micronized
Antara micronized is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): fenofibrate.



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Anankastic personality
Synonym for obsessive-compulsive personality.

Anhedonia
Inability to experience pleasure from activities that usually produce pleasurable feelings. Contrast with hedonism.

Anima
In Jungian psychology, a person's inner being as opposed to the character or persona presented to the world. Further, the anima may be the more feminine "soul" or inner self of a man, and the animus the more masculine soul of a woman.

Anomie
Apathy, alienation, and personal distress resulting from the loss of goals previously valued. Emile Durkheim popularized this term when he listed it as a principal reason for suicide.

Antagonist medication

Apathy
Lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern.

Anomic aphasia
Loss of the ability to name objects.

Amnestic aphasia
Loss of the ability to name objects.

Aphonia
An inability to produce speech sounds that require the use of the larynx that is not due to a lesion in the central nervous system.

Apperception
Perception as modified and enhanced by one's own emotions, memories, and biases.

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