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(1) (physiology) The result of the interaction between structures, chemical agents, or diseases that have opposing physiological functions or effects

(2) (biochemistry) The reduced overall effect due to the opposing effects of different chemical groups or agents

(3) (cell biology) The binding of a molecule to the target site of the agonist, thus preventing the agonist from exerting its effect (e.g. stimulatory effect) on the target site

(4) (general) The partial or complete suppression of the effect or activity of the other

(5) The overall effect of two (or more) entities combined yet is comparatively smaller or lower than the individual effect of any of them


Word origin: Greek antagṓnisma


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Mathematical Biology, metabolism, origins of life, evolution

... small; accounts for mutation, cancerous or otherwise, in terms of pressure on ME from energy scarcity; explains the nature of aging in terms of antagonism between basal and field or organism metabolic rate; explains why caloric restriction works on mice but won't work on humans; and justifies ...

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by GregorioKelly
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mathematical Biology, metabolism, origins of life, evolution
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... but you seem to do nothing but promote Catholicism to me! Please, go to the religious forums and get indignant there instead of all this angst and antagonism here in what should be a reasoned and scientific discussion free of Catholic or any other doctrines.

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by charles brough
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
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Views: 10058


Microorganisms restrict the growth of others by secreting specific antimicrobial compounds what is so called antagonism. i m working on the discovery of new antimicrobial cmpounds or antibiotics would some one suggest me how the antimicrobial activity of a microbe can be checked ...

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by imran sajid
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: microbiology
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Views: 4158

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