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antagonist


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1. A tooth in one jaw that occludes with a tooth in the opposing jaw.

2. A muscle that acts against or in opposition to another muscle.

3. A drug which counteracts or blocks the action of another drug; for example, flumazenil is the antagonist for benzodiazepines; naloxone is the antagonist to opioid drugs.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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