Science / Psychiatry / Agonist Medication: A chemical entity that is not naturally occuring within the body which acts upon a receptor and is capable of producing the maximal effect that can be produced by stimulating that receptor. A partial agonist is capable only of producing less than the maximal effect even when given in a concentration sufficient to bind with all available receptors.
Entertainment / Literature / Protagonist: The main character in a work, on whom the author focuses most of the narrative attention. See character. MORE
Science / Psychiatry / Neuroleptic Medications: Medications used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses. Alternative term for antipsychotics – usually applied to typical/conventional antipsychotics. MORE