from The Century Dictionary.
- Inhibiting or tending to inhibit; holding back; curbing, restraining, or repressing; checking or stopping.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit.
- adjective (Physiol.) those nerves which modify, inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in progress.
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- adjective that
- adjective of, or relating to an
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective restrictive of action
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Those that make you happy, relaxed, and peaceful are called inhibitory neurotransmitters.
Drugs against anxiety act for instance on certain inhibitory ionic channels in the brain.
Again, the normal influence of the vaso-motor center may be suspended for a time by what is known as the inhibitory or restraining effect.
Once the appellate judge has ascertained that the appellant has legitimately appealed, and that the appeal is not one of those that have only a devolutive effect, he has the right to send to the judge appellee letters called inhibitory, forbidding him to take further action in the case.
This has sometimes been attributed to what has been called the inhibitory effect of Christianity on worldly interests.
Some kind of inhibitory block, repression of unpleasant events.
An "inhibitory" afferent nerve emerged simply as an afferent nerve whose impulses at certain central loci cause, directly or indirectly, inhibition, while at other central loci the same nerve, probably even the same nerve fibre can produce excitation.
Early-activated genes in our system also include negative intracellular regulators of TGFβ signalling, such as inhibitory Smad7
Keep in mind the drugs don't cause your body to produce more 'inhibitory' brain messengers.
The 'inhibitory' brain messengers are designed to calm and relax the body.