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Inhibitory

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Inhibitory

Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit; as, the inhibitory action of the pneumogastric on the respiratory center. I would not have you consider these criticisms as inhibitory.

(Science: physiology) (Lamb) inhibitory nerves, those nerves which modify, inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in progress.

Origin: LL. Inhibitorius: cf. F. Inhibitoire.