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vt in·hib·it \in-ˈhib-ət\

Medical Definition of INHIBIT

a :  to restrain from free or spontaneous activity especially through the operation of inner psychological or external social constraints <an inhibited person> b :  to check or restrain the force or vitality of <inhibit aggressive tendencies>
a :  to reduce or suppress the activity of <a presynaptic neuron can not only excite a postsynaptic neuron but can also inhibit it—H. W. Kendler> b :  to retard or prevent the formation of c :  to retard, interfere with, or prevent (a process or reaction) <inhibit ovulation>


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