inhibition

inhibition is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 75,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(in″(h)ĭ-bish′ŏn)

To hear audio pronunciation of this topic, purchase a subscription or log in.

[L. inhibitio, restraint]

1. The repression or restraint of a function.
2. In physiology, a stopping of an action or function of an organ, as in the slowing or stopping of the heart produced by electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve.
3. In psychiatry, restraint of one mental process almost simultaneously by another opposed mental process; an inner impediment to free thought and activity.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

(in″(h)ĭ-bish′ŏn)

To hear audio pronunciation of this topic, purchase a subscription or log in.

[L. inhibitio, restraint]

1. The repression or restraint of a function.
2. In physiology, a stopping of an action or function of an organ, as in the slowing or stopping of the heart produced by electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve.
3. In psychiatry, restraint of one mental process almost simultaneously by another opposed mental process; an inner impediment to free thought and activity.

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.