Competitive antagonist

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An antagonist is a molecule that inhibits their target so that it can no longer be activated by an agonist. A competitive antagonist is one that blocks the same binding site as the agonist on the target molecule[1].

References

  1. Golan, D., Tashjian, A. and Armstrong, E. (2012) "Principles of Pharmacology, The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy", 3rd Edition, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Page 7.
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