feedback inhibition

noun

: inhibition of an enzyme controlling an early stage of a series of biochemical reactions by the end product when it reaches a critical concentration

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The reasons for this adaptation are still being elucidated but almost certainly involve less feedback inhibition from receptors in your small intestine that detect the presence of carbohydrate. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 13 Apr. 2020 This feedback inhibition is a way for your body to regulate the amount of sugar being dumped into your small intestine. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 13 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of feedback inhibition was in 1960

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“Feedback inhibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feedback%20inhibition. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

feedback inhibition

noun
: inhibition of an enzyme controlling an early stage of a series of biochemical reactions by the end product when it reaches a critical concentration

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