noun Date: 1876 something (as a chemical or a muscle) that enhances the effectiveness of an active agent; broadly either member of a synergistic pair

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  • Synergist — Syn er*gist, n. [Cf. F. synergiste.] 1. One who holds the doctrine of synergism. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A remedy which has an action similar to that of another remedy, and hence increases the efficiency of that remedy when combined with it.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Synergist — is a kind of muscle which perform, or assist in performing, the same set of joint motion as the agonists. Synergists are muscles that act on movable joints . Synergists are sometimes referred to as neutralizers because they help cancel out, or… …   Wikipedia

  • synergist — 1650s in theology (see SYNERGISM (Cf. synergism)); 1867 in medicine, from Gk. synergos working together (see SYNERGY (Cf. synergy)) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • synergist — [sin′ər jist] n. a synergistic organ, drug, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Synergist — Der Synergist (von gr. synergein: „zusammen arbeiten“) ist ein Muskel, der die Bewegung eines Agonisten unterstützt oder ermöglicht. Diese Definition kann nicht auf einen Muskel generell angewandt werden, sondern bezieht sich immer nur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • synergist — sinergiklis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiaga, kuriai būdingas sinergizmas. atitikmenys: angl. synergist rus. синергист …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Synergist — sinergetai statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Ta pačia kryptimi kartu veikiantys raumenys. kilmė gr. synergētai – bendrai veikiantys atitikmenys: angl. synergists vok. Synergist, m; Synergistmuskel, m rus. синергисты …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • synergist — /sin euhr jist, si nerr /, n. 1. Physiol., Med. a body organ, medicine, etc., that cooperates with another or others to produce or enhance an effect. 2. Chem., Pharm. any admixture to a substance for increasing the effectiveness of one or more of …   Universalium

  • synergist — noun Any synergistic agent …   Wiktionary

  • synergist — A structure, agent, or physiologic process that aids the action of another. Cf.:antagonist. * * * syn·er·gist jəst n 1) an agent that increases the effectiveness of another agent when combined with it esp a drug that acts in synergism with… …   Medical dictionary

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