inhibitory inhibitory  /ɪn ˈhɪ bə ˌtɔ ri/


  • (adj) restrictive of action



  1. If dopamine receptors are the gas, the brain's own inhibitory systems act as the brakes.
  2. But in some stroke patients, the inhibitory network never lets up.
  3. Four decades of use, overuse and inappropriate use had allowed the development of forms of microbes that had escaped the drugs' lethal and inhibitory actions.


  • Arg-Phe-amide-related peptides influence gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons

    ( Neural Regeneration Research ) During the last decade, our understanding of this hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis has quickly expanded. Two novel hypothalamic Arg-Phe-amide-related peptides, kisspeptin and gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone, may be important regulators of the reproductive axis.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. "It also has and appears to have, from a number of studies throughout the world, an inhibitory, a direct inhibitory effect on a variety of malignancies," says Dr. Steven Hill, a Molecular Endocrinologist at Tulane.
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Steven Hill Source: WWL

  2. "Melatonin is the body's internal clock, as well as its internal calendar," says Steingraber. "It's an inhibitory signal for puberty so the more melatonin you have, the later you go into puberty."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Sandra Steingraber Source: E/The Environmental Magazine

  3. "The inhibitory neurons in the brain are very sensitive to oxygen and electrolyte changes," says Blackmore. "I believe this can disinhibit the brain and lead to the feelings of freedom commonly associated with NDEs."
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Susan Blackmore Source: The Australian

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