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Meaning of ANTAGONIST

Pronunciation:  an'tagunist

 
Matching Terms:  antagonise, antagonising, antagonism, antagonistic, antagonistic effect, antagonistic muscle, antagonistically

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 Definition: One agent that opposes or fights the action of another. For example, insulin lowers the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood, whereas glucagon raises it; therefore, insulin and glucagon are antagonists.
 
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