agonist drug

agonist drug 

A drug that combines with the receptor to mimic or enhance the effect of a neurotransmitter.
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The University of Birmingham is leading researchers as they investigate whether a GLP-1 agonist drug, which is currently used to lower blood sugar in people with type II diabetes, could be repurposed to treat raised brain pressure, Pharma Times reported on Thursday.
Hauser found that PD patients who failed to obtain good symptom control after taking a certain dopamine agonist drug, such as apomorphine (Apokyn), pramipexole (Mirapex), or ropinirole (Requip), achieved much greater symptom relief by taking the commonly prescribed PD drug rasagiline (Azilect).
Mark Robson, 56, became obsessed with gambling after taking the dopamine agonist drug to control the symptoms of Parkinson's.
s dopamine agonist drug indicated for the acute, intermittent treatment of so-called off episodes in patients suffering from motor complications associated with advanced Parkinson's disease.
Bremelanotide, which is a melanocortin 4 receptor agonist drug candidate, is a synthetic peptide analog of the naturally occurring hormone alpha-MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone).