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Inhibition   Listen
noun
Inhibition  n.  
1.
The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
2.
(Physiol.) A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or enzyme, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.
3.
(Law) A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.
4.
(Chem., Biochem.) The reduction in rate or stopping of a chemical or biochemical reaction, due to interaction with a chemical agent.






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Words linked to "Inhibition" :   inhibit, psychological science, biological process, physiology, restraint, taboo, action, reciprocal inhibition, tabu, forbiddance, prohibition, abstinence, control, psychology, suppression, organic process



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