Inhibition

  • (noun): (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.
    Synonyms: suppression
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on inhibition:

Mauthner Cell - Morphology and Connections - Inputs To The M-cell: Excitation and Feed Forward Inhibition
... pathway, there is no delay between the excitation and inhibition because the intervening synapse is electrical ... It was shown that for weak stimuli the inhibition wins over the excitation, preventing the M-cell from a discharge, while for stronger stimuli excitation becomes dominant ... an additional level of feed forward inhibition ...
Shunting Inhibition
... Shunting inhibition is termed "shunting" because the synaptic conductance short-circuits currents that are generated at adjacent excitatory synapses ... Shunting inhibition was theorized to be a type of gain control mechanism, regulating the responses of neurons ... Simple inhibition such as hyperpolarization has a subtractive effect on the depolarization caused by concurrent excitation, whereas shunting inhibition was hoped to account for a divisive effect ...
STAT5 and Cancer - Treatment Approaches
... phosphorylated STAT5 have included both indirect and direct inhibition of STAT5 activity ... While more medicinal work has been done in indirect inhibition, this approach can lead to increased toxicity in cells and can also result in non-specific effects, both of which are better handled by direct inhibition ... Indirect inhibition targets kinases associated with STAT5, or targets proteases that carry out terminal truncation of proteins ...
Steroid-induced Osteoporosis
... Mechanisms of SIOP include Direct inhibition of osteoblast function Direct enhancement of bone resorption Inhibition of gastrointestinal calcium absorption Increased urine ...

More definitions of "inhibition":

  • (noun): (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part.
    Example: "The inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"
  • (noun): The action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof).
    Example: "A medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"
    Synonyms: prohibition, forbiddance
  • (noun): The quality of being inhibited.