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inhibition


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inhibition  \In`hi*bi"tion\,  n.  [L.  inhibitio:  cf  F. 
  inhibition.] 
  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  ferment,  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.  --Cowell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhibition 
  n  1:  the  conscious  exclusion  of  unacceptable  thoughts  or  desires 
  [syn:  {suppression}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  inhibited 




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