Inhibition



[in-i-bish-uh n, in-hi-] /ˌɪn ɪˈbɪʃ ən, ˌɪn hɪ-/

noun
1.
the act of inhibiting.
2.
the state of being inhibited.
3.
something that inhibits; constraint.
4.
Psychology.

5.
Physiology.

6.
Chemistry. a stoppage or decrease in the rate of action of a chemical reaction.
7.
English Ecclesiastical Law. an order, especially from a bishop, suspending a priest or an incumbent from the performance of duties.
/ˌɪnɪˈbɪʃən; ˌɪnhɪ-/
noun
1.
the act of inhibiting or the condition of being inhibited
2.
(psychol)

3.
the process of stopping or retarding a chemical reaction
4.
(physiol) the suppression of the function or action of an organ or part, as by stimulation of its nerve supply
5.
(Church of England) an episcopal order suspending an incumbent
n.

late 14c., “formal prohibition; interdiction of legal proceedings by authority;” also, the document setting forth such a prohibition, from Old French inibicion and directly from Latin inhibitionem (nominative inhibitio) “a restraining,” from past participle stem of inhibere “to hold in, hold back, keep back,” from in- “in, on” (see in- (2)) + habere “to hold” (see habit). Psychological sense of “involuntary check on an expression of an impulse” is from 1876.

inhibition in·hi·bi·tion (ĭn’hə-bĭsh’ən, ĭn’ə-)
n.

inhibition
(ĭn’hə-bĭsh’ən)
The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter. Compare excitation.

A personal hindrance to activity or expression. For example, fear of contracting cancer might serve as an inhibition against smoking.

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