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Antagonistic effect

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The effect produced by the contrasting actions of two (or more) chemical groups
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An example of antagonistic effect is the effect between the opposing actions of insulin and glucagon to blood sugar level. While insulin lowers blood sugar glucagon raises it. Thus, regulating the major physiological function of these two chemicals is crucial in order to keep up a healthy level of glucose in blood.
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