1 (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires [syn: suppression]
2 the quality of being inhibited
3 (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"
4 the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance" [syn: prohibition, forbiddance]
Act of inhibiting
- Finnish: estäminen
- French: inhibition
State of being inhibited
Inhibitor or inhibition may refer to:
- Corrosion inhibitor, a substance that decreases the rate of metal oxidation
- Enzyme inhibitor, a substance that binds to an enzyme and decreases its activity.
- Inhibition of return, a feature of attention
- Inhibition Theory, a theory pertaining to the performance of a mental task
- Inhibitors (Revelation Space), machines in Alastair Reynolds's Revelation Space novels
- Lateral inhibition, a mechanism by which neurons are able to determine the origin of a stimulus
- Memory inhibition, processes that suppress or interfere with specific memories.
- Reaction inhibitor, a substance that prevents or decreases the rate of a chemical reaction
- Sexual inhibition, reservations relating to sexual practices
- Social inhibition, a conditioned fear reaction to social marginalization or isolation.
inhibition in Danish: Inhibitor
inhibition in French: Inhibiteur
inhibition in Italian: Inibizione
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