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A 23-year-old female asked:

what are 5ht3 agonists used for?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Agonists?: You may mean antagonists, the paradigmatic one being zofran, also known as ondansetron. This treats nausea. I am not familiar with agonists to this receptor being used in the clinical arena. Stay safe!
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See below: This is a very complicated and still not settled topic. I will refer you to a review of these receptors including their antagonist and their agonists. Best wishes. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2664614 keywords: serotonin receptor, ligand-gated ion channel, 5-ht 3 receptor, ligand binding, antagonist, agonist, pharmacology, disease. It is thought that these agonists attenuate the effect of serotonin at the receptor site.

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Help me with understanding agonist and antagonist drug actions?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Stimulating vs block: Agonists are stimulators of receptors and antagonists are blockers of receptors.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: agonist?

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Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
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Activator: An agonist is a chemical that binds to a receptor on a cell and triggers a response by that cell. An agonist usually mimics the action of the naturally occuring substance. An antagonist does just the opposite, blocking the action of the agonist.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

How to clean your nervous system of agonists.Is there any Drug for that?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
NO IDEA: Sorry I have no idea what this means. One thing that you can consider a taking antioxidants like Omega 3 Fish Oil.
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Why night you use an opioid agonist-antagonist?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Opiate addiction: Opioid agonist antagonist like buprenorphine are commonly used to help people addicted to heroin or other opiate agonists
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What is the safest 5ht4 agonist on the market?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
None: mosapride, metoclopramide, renzapride, and zacopride all have side effects. Metoclopramide is the only one clinically available in the US

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