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Inhibitor or inhibition may refer to:
- Enzyme inhibitor, a substance that binds to an enzyme and decreases the enzyme's activity
- Reuptake inhibitor, a substance that increases neurotransmission by blocking the reuptake of a neurotransmitter
- Lateral inhibition, a neural mechanism that increases contrast between active and (neighbouring) inactive neurons
- Inhibitory postsynaptic potential, a synaptic potential that decreases the firing of a neuron
- Cognitive inhibition, the mind's ability to tune out irrelevant stimuli
- Inhibitory control, a cognitive process and more specifically, an executive function – that permits an individual to inhibit their impulses and natural, habitual, or dominant behavioral responses to stimuli (a.k.a. prepotent responses) in order to select a more appropriate behavior that is consistent with completing their goals.
- Inhibition of return, a feature of attention
- Inhibition theory, a theory pertaining to the performance of a mental task
- Latent inhibition, a term used in classical conditioning
- Memory inhibition, processes that suppress or interfere with specific memories
- Sexual inhibition, reservations relating to sexual practices
- Social inhibition, a conditioned fear reaction to social marginalization or isolation
In popular cultureEdit
- Preservative, a substance that inhibits spoilage
- Nuclear poison, an inhibitor of nuclear reactions
- League of Legends, structure which spawns super minions
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