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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Consequently, the antagonistic action in these two species may be attributed to the presence of bacteriocin or bacteriocin-like substance.
The results of M1P3 obtained show an enzyme based antagonistic action towards fungal pathogens.
Although the convulsant and proconvulsant actions of endosulfan have been attributed to an antagonistic action on GABA, a dopaminergic involvement has been suggested for its induction of hypermotor activity and circling movement (Ansari et al.
It has been reported that PTH (7-84) may contribute to the occurrence of skeletal resistance to PTH in hemodialysis patients because of its reported antagonistic action to PTH (1-84) (2, 13); we therefore suggest that serum PTH concentrations determined by I-PTH assay might indicate the sum of the agonistic and antagonistic actions of PTH.
As an antagonist, it seems like this drug's action should be the opposite of nicotine's, but research findings suggest that nicotine itself has an antagonistic action on nicotinic receptors by inactivating them.
Extracts of the herb also exert an antagonistic action on platelet activating factor (Antioxid.
Temporal regulation of lin-14 by the antagonistic action of two other heterochronic genes, lin-4 and lin-28.