Meaning of AGONIST in English
an agent that binds to a receptor on a cell's surface and promotes a specific cellular activity. Agonists often exert their effect by mimicking the activity of the body's natural neurotransmitters and other regulatory chemicals or of other drugs. Also refers to a drug or substance that promotes the activity of another drug. Contrast with antagonist.
AIDS English Glossary. Английский словарь СПИДа. 2012