agonism

noun

ag·​o·​nism ˈa-gə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce agonism (audio)
: the combining of a chemical substance (such as a drug) with a specific receptor on a cell thereby initiating the same reaction or activity typically produced by the binding of an endogenous substance : the action of an agonist

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“Agonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/agonism. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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