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  • n. Something that causes a reduction in one's inhibitions; that makes people, or animals act more impulsively.


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  • One big reason is that PEP is seen by some as a potential "disinhibitor" and will enable gay men to be sexually irresponsible and use PEP as a sort of "morning after" pill.

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  • Though not addressed in the study, it's also likely that the consumption of alcohol, a well-documented behavioral disinhibitor (sorry for the psych-speak), and the testosterone and adrenaline that often saturates the viewing environments of football games (sorry for the stereotype) may very well contribute to the increase in domestic violence.

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  • The judge said Johnson's drugs habit was a "disinhibitor" to violence before he killed Mrs Habesch last February.

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  • It takes a researcher this long to confirm what everyone already knows - that alcohol is a disinhibitor for what is already there, not an excuse or cause of bad behaviors that the alcohol somehow synthesized? Top headlines

  • This study helps to confirm the popular belief that alcohol is a disinhibitor reduces inhibitions. Top headlines

  • Rather, drug and alcohol use may be a disinhibitor for the offender, while being under the influence may increase a potential victim's vulnerability.

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  • "You have adolescents whose brains are not finished developing and are already more apt to take risks, adding alcohol, which is a disinhibitor, and that leads to extremely risky behaviors they never intended to do," she said. - Latest News


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  • "Alcohol is a disinhibitor, as are steroids. An intense and immense anger would come out of me when I was disinhibited. And with the steroids exacerbated by the alcohol, what a terrible, terrible person I must have been to live with."

    - 'My Life As A Sex Bomb', Kathleen Turner in The Weekend Australian Magazine, 2 Feb 2008.

    March 27, 2008