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Agonist: Definition & Effect

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The technical term for a stimulating agent is a(n)

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1. What is the first step in a signaling pathway?

2. Which of the following is an example of an exogenous ligand?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An agonist is any chemical that stimulates the activity of a receptor protein. The interactive quiz may test you on what agonists are, their characteristics, and the role they play in stimulating the activity of receptor proteins. Study the printable worksheet to find the answers to the attached questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The technical term for a stimulating agent
  • The first step in a signaling pathway
  • An example of an exogenous ligand
  • Characteristics of agonists and antagonists

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on agonist effects
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as exogenous and endogenous agonists
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding agonists and the effects they have on receptor proteins

Additional Learning

To learn more about agonists and their functions, review the corresponding lesson on agonist effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Reviews receptor proteins and signaling cascades
  • Identifies agonists and their functions
  • Distinguishes endogenous from exogenous agonists
  • Examines the characteristics of agonists
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