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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.


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