Medical Definition of inhibit
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>
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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