Agonist and Antagonists

In pharmacology, ligands are the molecules that bind to the receptors. Agonist is defined as the ligands that activate a receptor to produce a biological response. Receptors can be activated either by endogenous or exogenous, leads to change in biological response. A substance that acts against and blocks an action are called antagonists. Inhibitors of regulatory drugs and molecules, they produce their own effects by blocking receptors.
  • Endogenous agonist
  • Physiological agonist
  • Superagonist
  • Partial agonists
  • Inverse agonist
  • Irreversible agonist

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