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Descriptor English: Drug Agonism
Descriptor Spanish: Agonismo de Drogas
Descriptor Portuguese: Agonismo de Drogas
Descriptor French: Agonisme des médicaments
Entry term(s): Agonism, Drug
Tree number(s): G07.690.773.968.154
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054313
Scope note: Phenomena and pharmaceutics of compounds that selectively bind to a specific receptor and trigger a response. They mimic the action of endogenous biochemical molecules. Their effect can be countered by antagonists (DRUG ANTAGONISM).
Annotation: general only; prefer specific drug with / agon; DRUG PARTIAL AGONISM and DRUG INVERSE AGONISM are also available
Public MeSH Note: 2008
History Note: 2008
DeCS ID: 52907
Unique ID: D054313
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Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Drug Agonism - Preferred
Concept UI M0503957
Scope note Phenomena and pharmaceutics of compounds that selectively bind to a specific receptor and trigger a response. They mimic the action of endogenous biochemical molecules. Their effect can be countered by antagonists (DRUG ANTAGONISM).
Preferred term Drug Agonism
Entry term(s) Agonism, Drug



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