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inhibit

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transitive verb in·hib·it \in-ˈhib-ət\

Medical Definition of inhibit

  1. 1a:  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>

  2. 2a:  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 ofc:  to retard, interfere with, or prevent (a process or reaction) <inhibit ovulation>





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