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Old 09-23-2011
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Question inverse agonist

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can anyone tell me what is the inverse agonist??? i didnt see it in the books or vids
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Inverse agonist is a drug which bind at the same receptor as original drug but produces entirely opposite effect to that.For ex Benzodiazapenes bind to GABA receptor producing sedative and anxiolyic effect on the other hand Beta Carboline binds to the same receptor has anxiotic property so they act oppostite to each other but acting on same recetor hence the name in "Inverse" agonist.
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