Antagonism

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Term Antagonism
Description Interference or inhibition of the effect of one chemical by the action of another.
Definition Antagonism

Interference or inhibition of the effect of one chemical by the action of another. Antagonism: The ability of a substance to prevent or interfere with another substance interacting with its biological targets, thereby reducing or preventing its. When the effect of the combination is less than that suggested by the component toxic effects. Antagonism must be defined in the context of the definition of "no interaction," which is usually dose or response addition.

References http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/aterms.html

http://www.scorecard.org/about/glossary.tcl

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