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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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Hyperadrenergic POTS

... mutation has taught us much about the importance of a functional NET. Although functional NET mutations might be infrequent, pharmacological NET inhibition is very common. Many antidepressant and attention deficit medications work at least in part through inhibition of NET. This includes traditional ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hyperadrenergic POTS
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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... corticosterone elevation in Eastern fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus) during an encounter with a novel attacker (Figure 3). They found that the inhibition impaired immediate escape responses by lizards and limited learning and recall during future encounters. Thus, elevated corticosteroids are ...

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by Gannet
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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... sensitivity of cancer cells to cell cycle inhibitors can be exploited for selective protection of normal cells that retain this response. Indeed, inhibition of redundant or overactivated pathways (e.g., growth factor-activated pathways) or stimulation of absent pathways in cancer cells (e.g., ...

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by PeterDow
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Do chromosomses ever get competitive?

... a new gene from somewhere else in the genome. It produces protein product "C". Suppose that, by coincidence, C forms a negative feedback inhibition pathway between A and B. The gene for C will be beneficial because it makes sure that A and B aren't being produced at the same time. In ...

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by wildfunguy
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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Re: Knockout mice

... of knockdown: in addition to the meaning of having a genetically altered promoter to decrease expression of a protein, it is also used to describe inhibition at the RNA level using antisense oligos or siRNA.

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by jonmoulton
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Knockout mice
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