Inhibition

Inhibition

1. Arrest or restraint of a process.

2. (Science: psychology) The interference with or prevention of a behavioural or verbal response even though the stimulus for that response is present; in psychoanalysis the unconscious restraining of an instinctual process.

Origin: L. Inhibere = to restrain, habere = to hold (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.The quality of being inhibited.(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.A situation where enzymes are unable to execute their function.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 19,417 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link