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  1. blocker, blocking agentnoun

    a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process

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  1. blocking agent

    A receptor antagonist is a type of receptor ligand or drug that blocks or dampens a biological response by binding to and blocking a receptor rather than activating it like an agonist. Antagonist drugs interfere in the natural operation of receptor proteins. They are sometimes called blockers; examples include alpha blockers, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers. In pharmacology, antagonists have affinity but no efficacy for their cognate receptors, and binding will disrupt the interaction and inhibit the function of an agonist or inverse agonist at receptors. Antagonists mediate their effects by binding to the active site or to the allosteric site on a receptor, or they may interact at unique binding sites not normally involved in the biological regulation of the receptor's activity. Antagonist activity may be reversible or irreversible depending on the longevity of the antagonist–receptor complex, which, in turn, depends on the nature of antagonist–receptor binding. The majority of drug antagonists achieve their potency by competing with endogenous ligands or substrates at structurally defined binding sites on receptors.

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  1. blocking agent

    A blocking agent is a substance that is used to inhibit or prevent the biological action or effects of another substance or molecule in the body. This is often achieved by the blocking agent binding to a specific receptor or active site, thus preventing the original substance from binding and exerting its effects. Blocking agents are a common tool in pharmacology and are used in a variety of treatments and therapies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blocking agent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blocking agent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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