antagonistic action


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antagonistic action

The ability of a drug or a muscle to oppose or resist the action or effect of another drug or muscle; opposite of synergistic action.
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Several states have reported 12-15 mm zones when goat milk is tested, and these may be the result of antagonistic action by short chain fatty acids.
2006) showed that the effect of TJ-114 on decreasing edema was due to an antagonistic action against aldosterone receptors exerted by saikosaponin, which is a principal component of TJ-114.
As an antagonist, it seems like this drug's action should be the opposite of nicotine's, but research suggests that nicotine itself has an antagonistic action on nicotinic receptors by inactivating them.