Activator vs Diazoxide - What's the difference?

activator | diazoxide |


As nouns the difference between activator and diazoxide

is that activator is one who, or that which, activates while diazoxide is a potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.

activator

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Alternative forms

* activater

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who, or that which, activates.
  • (biology) Any chemical or agent which regulates one or more genes by increasing the rate of transcription.
  • (biology) A type of effector that increases the rate of enzyme-mediated reactions.
  • A type of dopant used in phosphors and scintillators.
  • (mining) An agent that enables the flotation of a mineral or minerals.
  • diazoxide

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia diazoxide)
  • A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.